McDonald’s Spirit of the Bluegrass, Vote For Louisville’s Best, Thomas Jefferson’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, a Titanic Menu, & More! in the Weekly Miscellany
McDonald’s–yes, McDonald’s–is offering a Spirit of Kentucky burger with “Bourbon-Flavored Sauce: “A Spirit of Kentucky Burger is now available at 99 Kentuckiana restaurants until May 30.”
You can vote for Louisville’s Best.
Austin City Council Votes to Ban BBQ Restaurants: “They smoke several days a week, generally five days a week for 17 hours,” said Bruce Hughes. “I can no longer open windows, the smoke seeps in from the attic.” Hey, that’s not a problem, it’s a feature.
When Thomas Jefferson brought macaroni and cheese to America: “In 1789, Jefferson returned from a stint as ambassador to France with a handwritten recipe for “Nouilly a maccaroni.” An Italian machine for making macaroni noodles followed. A decade later, as president, Jefferson would serve White House diners a butter-laden macaroni casserole that one flustered guest, who had never tasted anything like it before, described as “very strong, and not agreeable.”
A Field Guide to the American Sandwich: “Here is a celebration of the sandwich’s diversity in the United States, an attempt to bring order to the wild multiplicity of its forms.”
How to sustainably harvest ramps from Appalachian Food Storybank:
Season 5 of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN series “Parts Unknown” begins April 26. You can see a rundown of the episodes. I’m particularly looking forward to the Scotland episode.
Before the Titanic sank on April 14, 1912, first-class passengers had enjoyed a ten course meal. Here is the menu.
Mrs Eat Kentucky made an Australian bacon quiche with bacon from Hood’s Heritage Hogs.