Big Switch Farm is Bitter, Hot Water Cornbread is Live, Lexington Macarons, Five Donuts in Louisville, the Power of Sour, & More! in the Weekly Miscellany
Hot Water Cornbread: Kentucky Food Radio has come to Lexington with chefs Ouita and Chris Michel and food writer Rona Roberts on Tuesdays at 2 PM on WLXL-LP FM 95.7. Read more (plus get a recipe of hot water cornbread) and like the Facebook page for updates.
Lexington’s La Petite Delicat, maker of fine French macarons and a regular at the Lexington Farmer’s Market downtown, is opening a brick and mortar store at 445 South Ashland Avenue on December 1.
Joe’s Older Than Dirt in Louisville is closing after 78 years in business.
Clarkson’s Kelly Beekeeping is investing $7.5 million and adding 50 new jobs to its Grayson County facility: “The company purchased 20 acres of land for construction of a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing and showroom facility.”
Elizabeth Myers does the heavy lifting of recommending Five Donuts You Should Eat In Louisville Right Now.
Commonwealth Cure, a new charcuterie, is opening in Louisville: “Featuring meats from local farms, Commonwealth Cure will offer wholesale goods to restaurants to start, but by the end of October will add retail sales.”
Jill Neimark explores the Power of Sour: How Tart is Reclaiming Turf From Sweet: “Southern households preserved their fruits in vinegar. And some of the nation’s most popular berries were tangy — like the famed Klondike strawberry and tart cherries that came in eight different varieties. But by the middle of the 20th century, these tart-sweet delights had all but vanished.”
Bitter Southerner features Kentucky hemp and Jackson County’s own Big Switch Farm, which is part of the state’s pilot program for hemp production. It’s a lovely video. Hemp production is Kentucky’s past, and may be its future.
In a story that went viral, the Nicholasville Waffle House refused service to uniformed Army National Guard serviceman Billy Welch who was carrying a weapon.
You can view some photos from the Appalachian Food Summit.
A bread guillotine makes quick work of Bluegrass Baking Company baguettes: