Friday, October 22, 2021

Edibles & Potables: Meat pies, locust beans, posset, and various other enticements

(It's another installment of "The Wonderful World of Random Edibles & Potables") Many years ago when I was traveling in Europe as a budget-conscious backpacker, street food was an option generally preferred to sit-down meals,...

Edibles & Potables: A communist-era tramcar snack bar in Gdańsk, and more on Polish...

A bar on rails isn't an entirely novel idea if we're referring to passenger trains, but installing one on a tram — and in communist Poland, no less (from 1956-1960) — constitutes foodie esoterica...

Louisville Burger Week is back (July 19 – 25), with $6 burgers at 50+...

(Edibles & Potables is taking a break today because burgers are all anyone wants to talk about, anyway) Louisville Burger Week returns tomorrow (Monday 19 July) and runs through Sunday the 25th. It will be...

Edibles & Potables: We want garum (the ketchup of the ancient Roman gods)

Roman fish sauce, along with oil and wine, formed a triad of commodities which dominated Mediterranean trade. The fish sauce is garum, and the quote comes from a publisher's tout for The Story of Garum:...

Detroit-style pizza comes to BoomBozz Pizza & Watch Bar (Westport Village)

It's about time we gave due consideration to Detroit-style pizza, and as such, your attention is directed to Eater for this 2016 primer by Brenna Houck: Detroit-Style Pizza: The Definitive Guide – "from red tops...

Edibles & Potables: Nashville Hot Chicken at home (“Cooking with Ron”)

https://issuu.com/foodanddiningmagazine/docs/sum_2016__vol_52_/22 My Sunday posting approach is to range outside Food & Dining Magazine's usual Louisville metro coverage area for items of interest near and far. Today, with my own cupboard of ideas somewhat empty following...

Edibles & Potables: “Carrier” squab? It just doesn’t have the same ring

On Sunday we consider topics from the dusty "edibles and potables" three-ring binder, as existing outside the boundaries of our metropolitan Louisville coverage area.  The large-scale cultivation of hops for commercial purposes tends to be...

Edibles & Potables: Add this book by Mark Bittman to the summer reading list

Three weeks ago in this space, I vowed to purchase a book: The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World, by British food journalist and...

The burger is the star at Kern’s Korner

Over at the Courier Journal, Louisville's newspaper of record, contributor Lennie Omalza offers an excellent profile of Kern's Korner (2600 Bardstown Road): "This beloved Highlands bar, known for its burgers, is so busy, it's...

Edibles & Potables: This food museum is a must when visiting Sweden

Our Sunday morning ruminations vary between short shots and long hauls. Today, I'll waste no words in directing you to a vastly informative and entertaining piece by Jiayang Fan in The New Yorker. The Gatekeepers...