Lexington’s Crave, A New Colonel, Country Ham Breakfast, Blue Ribbon Tradition, France’s Baguette Crisis, Vinyl Brunches, & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
Like James Bond or Batman, Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Colonel Sanders can also be played by different actors. After Darrell Hammond was panned as the new Colonel Sanders following his debut only weeks ago, KFC has replaced Hammond with the “real” Colonel Sanders, Norm Macdonald. I’m only sorry that Norm Macdonald isn’t doing Burt Reynolds as Colonel Sanders.
Rona Roberts ponders More Home Goodness at Savoring Kentucky. And apparently there will be doughnuts.
Speaking of doughnuts, Courtney Hall of The Bourbon Soaked Mom declares Hazard’s Pantry Shelf home of the best doughnuts around.
The 52nd Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast & Auction is Thursday, August 27 at the Kentucky State Fair. Last year’s prize ham brought $2 million at auction.
The Cox family has a 40 year Kentucky State Fair blue ribbon tradition. Watch the video below.
Thrillist identifies The 14 Most Important Restaurants in Louisville
France faces a national baguette crisis after allowing bakers to go on summer holiday: “this year will mark the first time since the French Revolution that boulangerie workers are allowed to flee Paris en masse during the summer holidays.”
Ashlie D. Stevens explores the rise of vinyl brunches in America. Spoiler: You don’t actually eat vinyl.
The story behind the Cherokee Purple tomato: “The neighbors said that the varietal had been in their family for 100 years, and that the seeds were originally received from Cherokee Indians.”
The Onion: Poll finds Americans’ greatest fear is waitress forgetting about them. “More than 70 percent of the individuals we surveyed listed having their waitress set down some glasses of water, promise to come back and take their order when they’re ready, and then never return to their table as their number one fear in life.”
After searching high and low at last week’s Woodland Art Fair, I finally discovered art that really spoke to me: