“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...

The Food Literacy Project, Iroquois Urban Farm providing fresh produce to food pantries

When last we looked over the shoulders of the folks at the Food Literacy Project and Iroquois Urban Farm, it was Halloween and the very end of the growing season.  https://foodanddine.com/food-literacy-projects-spooktastic-farm-a-palooza-is-wednesday-at-iroquois-urban-farm/ Eight months and a changed...

Update: Next Door Market in Russell

The local news channels were on the beat during the volunteer clean-up at the future home of Next Door Market in Russell. I tossed a coin and landed on WAVE-3: "Volunteers take aim at...

Feeding the vote today with World Central Kitchen and The LEE Initiative

This year's primary election in Kentucky was delayed a month and reformatted owing to the coronavirus. Voters choosing not to take advantage of early voting, absentee and mail-in options have twelve hours today to...

Edibles & Potables: Alternatives to mainstream food media

"As long as mainstream food media continue decontextualizing nonwhite food practices from the communities that have birthed them, and then scrambling to fix PR disasters, the industry will be undone by its own lack...

Afternoon Archive: Get on the gravy train

Gravy? It's what makes comfort food comforting. Gravy is such an accepted aspect of American cookery that the word – and the food concept behind it – has embedded itself in the American idiom. Boomerang...

Letter from the Editor: Food, foodways and their social markers

In 1749 the pseudonymous French cookbook author known as Menon published a work called La Science Du Maître D'Hôtel Cuisinier (roughly, The Skills of the Steward Chef). In it, Menon documents a form of...

Edibles & Potables: Sunday headline potpourri

Enjoy your eating and drinking, life is about variety and I’m certainly not going to stop drinking wine or cocktails. If you say "I’m into wine and don’t like beer," that’s like saying, "I...

Cooking at home? Don’t follow the trends — rediscover the classics

Don’t Follow the trends. Rediscover the classics. Or, whatever happened to boeuf bourguignon? One of the more entertainingly silly food stories that appear regularly in newspapers’ food sections and cooking magazines is the annual prognostications...

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...