A Culinary Tour of the Bluegrass, Reflections on Appalachia, the Great Cheese Cartel, Tamales For the Derby, & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
Gravy, the podcast for the Southern Foodways Alliance, explores the food behind the Kentucky Derby in ‘Tamales For the Derby’
Ashton Potter Wright, Lexington’s first Local Food Coordinator, answers questions for Under-Main.
Gustavo Arellano of ‘Ask a Mexican’ explains what led him to do an oral history of Kentucky’s Mexican Restaurants: “The foodie in me marveled at how Kentuckians loved their Mexican food; the reporter in me wondered about the people who ran the restaurant, and why so many of them ended up becoming chains.”
Lexington, Kentucky: Blossoms in Springtime: John Mariani takes a culinary tour of the Bluegrass.
Champagne lost in a shipwreck at the bottom of the sea for 170 years has been rescued, analyzed, and tasted: It was really, really sweet.
Another report on Ouita Michel’s beaten biscuit workshop in Midway: Just in time for Derby, the beaten biscuit makes a comeback. (Read my original report.)
Courtney Hall, The Bourbon Soaked Mom, shares her ‘Memories From the Mountain: Reflections On Appalachia’ at Thought Catalog: “I’m from a place where the whole family crams together at Grandma’s house for dinner. Golden fried chicken, dipped in puddles of gravy, with okra and fried cabbage, dripping with grease.”
A fascinating story of an iron-fisted cheese cartel’s plot to get you to eat fondue.
Dogwood season in Kentucky is the prettiest time of year.