My earlier love affair with wheat bread (recounted romantically here) left me at a loss for Kansas, where the most important crop is… wheat.
Frantic Googling yielded the news that Liberal, Kansas, is best known for its Shrove Tuesday pancake race (yes, really). The answer became obvious: Kansas calls for whole-wheat pancakes (recipe from Make Healthy Meals). Strawberries and cows are also key Kansas crops, thus the choice of topping and protein.
My other discovery was that Reverbnation can be finagled into giving local by-genre “charts” for any city one likes, making it much easier to find a band for Kansas. I chose Wichita as my city and ended up with two Southern Rock bands — Barrelbright (here) and Street Survivor (here) — that give contrasting interpretations of the genre. Read the rest of this entry »