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Source: Jane P. Marshall, 785-532-1519, jpm2@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.kansasfoodjournal.com
Note to editor: Kirsten Lee is a graduate of Olathe South High School.
News Release prepared by: Melissa Short, melshort@k-state.edu

Thursday, May 12, 2011

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: STUDENTS PUBLISH FOURTH EDITION OF KANSAS FOOD JOURNAL WEBZINE

MANHATTAN -- The students of Kansas State University's food writing course have published the 2011 edition of the Kansas Food Journal, a webzine that focuses on the history, production and consumption of food in Kansas.

The site is http://www.kansasfoodjournal.com.

This is the fourth edition of the Kansas Food Journal, the only webzine of its kind in the state. The journal includes student blogs, family food histories, profiles of hometown restaurants, interviews with local food producers and more.

Among the stories in this issue are "Real Men Bake," a commentary; "Stirred, not shaken: A history of cocktails"; "Stafford County Mill: Kansas flour born and bread"; "Facing the issues: K-State professor declares warfare on state's health problems"; "Step into the family museum, order a slide of Kansas pizza (The Scheme in Salina)"; and "Bistro Kids: changing lunches one school at a time."

The journal features almost 60 articles, all written by students.

"I have a newfound respect for people who write for a living," said Kirsten Lee, senior in public health nutrition, Olathe. "It takes a lot of teamwork to put together such a large publication, and I'm proud of what we came up with."

"I'll never forget putting together my feature story. It took a lot of writing and rewriting to get it right and I learned a lot about applying what I know about nutrition to make it interesting for the public.” said Miranda Tucker, senior in nutrition and kinesiology and dietetics, Lawrence.

Food Writing is offered in the department of hospitality management and dietetics, College of Human Ecology, and is taught by Jane P. Marshall, who is editor of the journal. She is a food journalist and culinary historian who was feature editor at several major newspapers in Colorado and Texas.

Along with Lee and Tucker, Kansas Food Journal student staff members include:

Melissa Short, senior in public health nutrition, Auburn; Caitlin Adams, senior in dietetics, Council Grove.

From Greater Kansas City: Mai Vang, senior in public health nutrition, Kansas City, Kan.; Benjamin Marshall, senior in public relations, Lenexa; and Rachelle Gardner, senior in public health nutrition, and Stephany Moore, senior in nutrition and kinesiology, both from Overland Park.

Tatum Bartsch, senior in human ecology, Hutchinson; Michele Carlyon, senior in hotel and restaurant management, Junction City.

From Manhattan: Brady Brewer, senior in nutrition and kinesiology; Kristin Deason, junior in public health nutrition; Jessica Mayfield, junior in human ecology; Kelley Nelson, senior in public health nutrition; Katelin Schmedemann, junior in hotel and restaurant management; and Hannah Walker, junior in elementary education.

Chelsea Patton, freshman in arts and sciences-open option, McPherson; Brett Ziegler, senior in nutrition and exercise sciences and kinesiology, Oakley; Annarose Hart, senior in agricultural communications and journalism and agricultural education, Paola; Allie Coulter, senior in kinesiology and nutrition and exercise sciences, Pittsburg; Amanda Rall, senior in public health nutrition, Rexford; and Kelly Leonard, senior in public health nutrition, Tonganoxie.

Kristin Harvey, senior in public health nutrition, Roca, Neb.