Together for '21: Hungry For MO Podcast and Missouri’s Culinary Food History

Missouri Humanities Council and KCUR introduced Hungry For MO at Together for '21 Fest in Columbia. Co-hosted by Jenny Vergara, foodie and freelance writer, and Natasha Bailey, a chef, cheesemaker, and home gardener, the show celebrates how local cuisine connects us as a community and shapes our region’s identity.

Each podcast episode dives deep—taking the listener on a food journey that highlights Missouri cuisine—including interviews with the food inventors, historical events, and unique circumstances or family recipes that went into some of our state’s most iconic dishes.


  • Lisa Carrico, Director of Family and Veterans Programs with the Missouri Humanities Council
  • Jenny Vergara, FEAST Magazine Contributing Editor for Kansas City and Founder of Test Kitchen Underground Supperclub
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