Q: A little over a year ago I asked about Sunday brunch buffets in Wichita, but serveral (Olive Tree, Eaton Steakhouse, Piztro's) have closed. Piccadilly, Granite City, Yia Yia's, Legends and Sweet Basil remain. Any new ones? -- Ralph from Winfield
A: Ralph -- I don't know how adventuresome you're feeling, but Zaytun, the fabulous Indo-Pak bistro at 2020 N. Woodlawn, apparently has an amazing Sunday buffet. You won't get pancakes but you will get naan and a whole bunch of exotic and delicious stews, meats and salads. It's served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Also, the Hereford House at Terradyne Country Club in Andover has a Sunday brunch buffet with a waffle bar and an omelet bar. It's open from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Question of the week
And a few answers to last week's question: Television is filled with chef shows these days, from "Top Chef" to all those screaming Gordon Ramsey affairs. Which one is your favorite and why?
"I enjoy a number of the Food Network shows, but I'm especially fond of the 'Barefoot Contessa,' Ina Garten. She's extremely personable, never "over the top," and her recipes are appealing and accessible. While of course it wouldn't happen, you get the feeling that if you just stopped by her home in the Hamptons, she'd invite you in for a bite to eat."
"Though not on the Food Network, I enjoy 'America's Test Kitchen' and the Cook's Country T.V. shows from the folks at Cook's Illustrated. Not flashy, but if you want to increase your knowledge of how to cook well, this is where to learn." — avid-reader
"I am a Food Channel fan. I think it has went downhill in the past few years. I am not much of a fan of the chef shows on other networks. Having worked as a chef for many years, I can tell you that most of the stuff you see on T.V is purely staged for T.V. There is no place for yelling and screaming in the kitchen, and cursing would get you slapped with a grievancy and you would probable lose your job. I miss the 'Two Fat Ladies' and Jack McDavid. Ina Gartner is a favorite. Never trust a Skinny Chef." — JinJiang
"I love Ina Garten also — Barefoot Contessa. She is so relaxing, personable, and love her home! Her recipes are always good!" — gardenbug
"'No Reservations' with Anthony Bourdain. Although he's more a globe trotter than a chef, he's just downright funny! Some of his featured chefs from around the world are quite interesting as well." — allaninsc
Mine would have to be Iron Chef, followed by a very close second, Top Chef. I love to try combinnig different foods to see what kind of taste I may get, but unless I somehow find a way to culinary school, I will never be able to make things as tantalizing as they are able to concoct in each show! That and most of the chefs seem like someone you would like to have a beer with to pick their brains about food! — sportygood