A Pie Called Derby, How Cool Is Berea, the Campus Kitchen at UK Needs Your Help & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
The Pie Formerly Known as Derby: Gravy, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance, explores the drama surrounding the traditional Kentucky pie that some treat as Pie That Must Not Be Named. “In and around Louisville, lots of things are named after the Kentucky Derby. The famous horse race, held at Churchill Downs every first weekend in May, has leant its name to everything from apartment complexes to hats to… pie.” (The podcast features Rick Paul at White Light Diner. Read the Eat Kentucky review of White Light Diner.)
Berea is the 18th Coolest Town in the US, with a nod to Berea Coffee & Tea and Boone Tavern.
The Campus Kitchen at the University of Kentucky is raising money toward building a new kitchen: “We recover over 350 pounds of food and make and deliver around 400 meals every month in the Lexington community From February 20-27, CKUK will be competing against other Campus Kitchens across the country in the Raise the Dough Challenge to build a new kitchen!”
Chef Bobby Benjamin will open the new Butchertown Grocery restaurant in Louisville.
Lexington’s Crank & Boom is selling tickets to their upcoming VIP Preview Night for the new Crank & Boom Shop. Tickets are limited.
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill has a schedule of their Fresh Food Adventures meals throughout 2015. A limited number of reservations are available.
Sarah Baird at Eater asks, Can a Return to Winemaking Save Kentucky’s Soul?: “The state’s often overlooked backstory as a wine pioneer makes the resurgence of the vine slightly less curious. Kentucky was the first wild frontier for the early colonies, as eighteenth-century adventurers and Don Quixote types strode arm-in-arm into the untamed hills and forests of what would become the country’s third largest producer of grapes and wine until the Civil War.”
Savoring Kentucky hosts a guest post from Scott County’s Elmwood Stock Farm, “Good Soil, Good Health, Good Business”
J.C. Phelps visits historic Tousey House in Burlington, Kentucky.
The #EatKentucky Photo of the Week is from Lexington’s Great Bagel on the corner of Woodland and Euclid.