Kentucky Cheesemakers, UK Finds the Beef, Fried Chicken Wars, Food Fights, & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
Cheddar keeps the lights on for Kentucky’s Cheesemakers finds Ashlie Stevens: “However, Louisville, Kentucky—known more for its horses than its havarti—feels far from the cheese capital of the United States.”
Steve Coomes features Harrodsburg’s Beaumont Inn following their James Beard award: “Never in a million years did I think we’d be recognized.”
Where’s the [Kentucky] beef? More and more of it is being served at the University of Kentucky: “UK will go from buying three head of cattle a week from Kentucky producers to 30.”
The Jewish origins of Kentucky Bourbon: “Even though Jews comprised only 3 percent of Louisville’s local population, they accounted for a quarter of the whiskey trade, a demographic that was similar for the other cities. And, as with Bernheim and his I.W. Harper brand, Jewish names weren’t always prevalent on their labels.”
The Gravy podcast explores The Last Jews of Natchez
Rona Roberts does the hard work of reporting on the Holly Hill Inn’s new Bistro Plate Specials
Heather C. Watson offers her Five Best Burgers In Kentucky
The fried chicken wars: Inside KFC’s weird new fight to dethrone Chick-fil-A
But, some say KFC’s new Col. Sanders tarnishes the icon: “I don’t think you make a gimmick out of somebody,” [John Y.] Brown said in a phone interview from his home in Lexington. “I think they are making fun of the colonel. It is such a fascinating story, I hate to see them tarnish it.”
A man named Bacon is arrested for a fight over sausage: “It is not clear how the two men are linked, nor why Bacon’s temper was brought to a such a sizzle.”
And a woman was stabbed with a fork over a fight over the last rib at a backyard barbecue.
The Top 13 Southern Restaurants in Kentucky according to Scoutology
Who makes the best BBQ in Kentucky? Go vote.
Maggie Green and Sarah Jane Sanders are collaborating on an upcoming cookbook titled A Taste of Kentucky, due Spring 2016. Photography wrapped up with this photo of a Benedictine Bacon Fried Green Tomato Sandwich.
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