State Fair Says Make It Scratch, Weaver’s Demolished, A History of Hog, NEAT Trailer, Food In the Cultural Canon, & More! In the Weekly Miscellany
After last year’s Pie-gate scandal at the Kentucky State Fair involving a store bought crust resulting in a blue ribbon being stripped from the winner the Fair is getting tough, posting the following: “By entering an item in the culinary department of the Kentucky State Fair, you are acknowledging and certifying that you have used no commercially produced products such as frozen pie shells, boxed cake mixes, canned frostings or any like products.”
The iconic Weaver’s Hot Dogs building in downtown London has been torn down after being ravaged by fire earlier this year. Currently, Weaver’s is operating at the London-Corbin airport and in London at the corner of Hill and Fourth. (Read my review of Weaver’s.)
Louisville’s Grind Burger Kitchen is moving from its current location on Preston Hwy to a larger space on 829 E Market Street.
The upcoming documentary NEAT: The Story of Bourbon has released a new trailer:
The dangers of going gluten-free: “For those with celiac disease, a life-threatening autoimmune disorder that destroys the gastrointestinal tract, going gluten-free is critical to avoid damage to the small intestine. For everyone else, though, it is an unnecessary, and potentially unhealthy, diet.”
Registration for the Neurogastronomy Symposium at the University of Kentucky in November is now open. Don’t let the name fool you. Chefs Sean Brock, Edward Lee, and Ouita Michel will all be there.
The restaurant in Lexington’s new 21C Museum Hotel will be called Lockbox.
The Whole Hog: Gastropod explores the history of eating pigs.
Mariah’s Restaurant in Bowling Green is set to reopen after months of closure.
Jill Neimark argues that food should join literature and music in the cultural canon: “There is a growing global movement to establish a culinary canon and to restore the actual local ingredients that composed it. Why shouldn’t there be a canon of taste, like other canons of our civilisation, those of literature, art, music, architecture, religion and science?”
What’s the all-time most popular photo on the Eat Kentucky Instagram gallery? A bacon s’more, of course: