Friday, November 27, 2020

“The Future of Food is Female” live film premiere on Facebook is July 26

Something very special happened in March. An evening of ideas, empowerment, wisdom, mutual support and a fair amount of good humor took place at the Bomhard Theater. https://foodanddine.com/lee-initiatives-2020-mentees-revealed-at-the-future-of-food-is-female/ For those in attendance on March 2, the...

The former SOU!, reimagined as CASK, opens July 16 in Plainview

As usually is the case these days, the first sign of changes to come at SOU! Southern Kitchen & Bar was a mysterious Facebook post. https://www.facebook.com/cask502/photos/a.2469751196682756/2702245703433303/?type=3&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARDqRIIGXJ1ar-zqT_MIkcmaQS-6hkRCJ-FN-Ucky02o7FkmsvObRZXpAE8fsRx1nfojfgDYAfeX2LYqMasIUKuoO9Co1CLWuArReHTDsjTk_-dmqOzINh9F30aOafpiiI0Xad6QnZiTwOUb5RIf8huzNJ-dY0HP28WFRe_jRl0CYZPmoRHCEu_qeX72Aqr7j2vCXCEHcP10Y_sqcLxojTM0JQLNvbu5fODWXYC6uJfB0DQo5i1dygNfT7Cp3vmbnUQ4YefdgNSWlpLHEpERpBl9hNUqWLyeYnV_PbOOvvXjn4bGgkTHWEsG_7w2Hsyw03Avx_YTeXcmbjEaEPcIureK3KU-&__tn__=-R It took a muddled minute or three to realize the...

“Anthony Bourdain’s genius was not in the kitchen. His genius was in knowing which...

File under "Edibles & Potables." Anthony Bourdain's birthday is June 25. Bourdain took his own life in 2018, and we remember him for various reasons, all of which combine to remind us that there is...

MilkWood makes way for the LEE Initiative’s McAtee Community Kitchen

MilkWood debuted at Actors Theatre in the winter of 2013. The moniker is an “homage to Dylan Thomas’ Under Milkwood, a heartwarming play about a unique community that Chef (Edward) Lee says reminds him of...

Edibles & Potables: Historian Adrian Miller remembers David McAtee

(Cover photo credit: Walter & Marshae Smith at West of Ninth. Don't miss their column at LEO Weekly: "David McAtee, in his words.") Adrian Miller is the Soul Food Scholar. "I’m a recovering lawyer and politico...

Legendary chef and restaurateur Kathy Cary has announced her retirement

On Tuesday reporter Dahlia Ghabour of the Courier Journal broke the story of Chef Kathy Cary's impending retirement. https://www.facebook.com/courierjournal/posts/10157011025976993?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARBd8M4T5ry2UyeO-7ztOZK_IhXCNyftj2Ln-juvY3lgIU01KDlUPLA4MGZJFHo7hyncDNNhw-EA0XpAbDECQtCMM5m3ucS1QSE7Rfif78PQ9Bo7LdXgrjY7727wjOHkbCv4m_fH87aet9Abjt5Wx0UctRx-NNgHm9FTn9t8wCOAD2A60aCV9mv1eg-l3aaAZXcoMZWbWwWxtB49YcrhftC57WI45IyOaO9fj-QD4RLFg0p0Wly7HxWw3zTjBhp2LpmHVaFQb4ns1bn44H2w-JZLFGARf-qqit_a2TBk1v05S_xENPcr5qet9NPUn0ZCUSizhfXu_0TOsoNpnw&__tn__=-R Kathy Cary said it was the hardest decision she's ever made. After 46 years cooking in Louisville and...

In memoriam: David McAtee

Although not a formal obituary, Louisville's newspaper of record has the story of David McAtee's death. Rest in power, chef. 'My son didn't hurt nobody': David McAtee, Louisville business owner, killed by authorities, by Phillip M....

Chef Ouita Michel on Holly Hill’s reopening and the art of the “Gourmicnic”

Earlier this year Chef Ouita Michel was named a semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurateur award. Michel did not advance to the short list of finalists, but it does not diminish the...

Edibles & Potables: Tunde Wey’s radical thinking about restaurants

On Sundays we like to range outside our usual coverage area and examine items of broader “edible and potable” interest.  The phrase "winners write the history books" may or may not have originated with Winston...

Chef Edward Lee: “What this crisis has shown is that every single person out...

Louisvillians who know Edward Lee only through his iconic local restaurants are advised to take a second look, courtesy of an informative and uncommonly far-ranging article at The Local Palate.  First, The LEE Initiative would...