Murder at the Root Beer Stand, Taming the Blueberry, Coffee, Bootstrapping in Clay Co, Phillip’s Market, & More (Plus Bacon!) In the Weekly Miscellany
Fiona Young-Brown will be signing copies of her book A Culinary History of Kentucky (read my review) tomorrow, Saturday, August 8 at the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market at Beaumont Center (Harrodsburg Road and New Circle Rd) in Lexington.
Joshua Huff of UK’s Kentucky Kernel finds that Phillip’s Market is a campus staple: “Our best food is the catfish sandwich,” she said. “Which we sell a lot of.”
On the road with R.L. Reeves, Jr: The Root Beer Stand in Corbin, Kentucky is the wildest piece of food writing you’ll read all week: “Southeastern Kentucky is the sort of rough and tumble region where sticking your head inside a man’s tow-truck window, unbidden, can lead to all manners of bad things happening. Like getting yourself killed.”
A veritable one-stop shop for the Weekly Miscellany is the new online issue of Edible Magazine. Go read it all, but worth checking out are Rona Roberts on “Seed Blossoms at Tallgrass Farm” and Lois Mateus on “Meats With Benefits” about Lancaster’s Marksbury Farm and Pasture Restaurant (read my review of Pasture).
The annual Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery are now available free online.
From my native Clay County—“Bootstrap at Old Homeplace Farm: Meet Maggie” and the followup–“The Veggie Girl Marries the Meat Man.”: “While I loved my job, my heart always longed for a farm of my own, and the year after college I pondered how I would ever reach that goal.”
This is where your coffee comes from: “There’s a wide range of how people approach life, but fundamentally the humanity of the farmer in Peru and the one in Burma is not so radically different.”
Alltech breaks ground on Dueling Barrels Distillery in Pikeville, a major investment in Eastern Kentucky.
Ashlie Stevens on South Carolina’s Gullah People: A Forgotten Face of Nuevo-Southern Cuisine.
Bacon! From Lexington’s Critchfield Meats: