Kentucky Loves Ranch Dressing & Bobby Flay to Louisville – Weekly Miscellany
Do you love ranch dressing? If you’re in Kentucky odds are you do. My friend from college Lynette would always specify she wanted “French, with an ‘f'” to the waitress so she wouldn’t end up with ranch. Kentucky accents can be tricky.
A meta-analysis of state menus by Food Genius and Fast Company found the most distinctive foods and terms for each state. Kentucky joins Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, and others with “ranch dressing” as their most distinctive food choice. I’m not sure we Kentuckians can be too proud of that. What about something like “hot brown”? Kentucky’s top menu term (rather than food) was “perfect”, which does seem about right.
Hats off to Georgia for “grits” and Louisiana for “crawfish.” I’m sure it means nothing that Missouri has “dip”.
- Danville’s Kentucky BBQ Festival is this weekend, September 5-7
- Cochon Heritage BBQ is hosting a BBQ competition and tasting at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, on September 7
- Celebrity chef and Keeneland devotee Bobby Flay may be opening a restaurant in Louisville.
- Kentucky State University College of Agriculture is hosting a workshop on the Paw Paw, Thursday, September 18 (h/t Fiona Young-Brown)
- The Berry Center is hosting the Healthy Foods, Local Farms Conference on October 11 in Louisville
- Kentucky Proud’s Incredible Food Show is October 11 in the Lexington Convention Center & Rupp Arena