Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Edibles & Potables: Mediterranean tastes great; just leave “diet” out of it

Your faithful digital editor stumbled into 2021 with a solitary resolution, this being to navigate January without consuming red meat or fowl. Dairy and fish remained on the table. The vague objective was to...

Edibles & Potables: Tales and cookbooks about Soviet food

Daniil Kharms (1905-1942) was a Russian writer during Soviet times, and to our eyes the very personification of obscurity. He lived and died in an era so very far away from ours that it...

Food & Wine says Nord’s Bakery has Kentucky’s best doughnuts

Nord's Bakery has garnered national exposure by way of Food & Wine, with the magazine honoring Nord's for making Kentucky's best doughnuts. Here's an excerpt, and of course it is fascinating to peruse the state-by-state...

Edibles & Potables: The LEE Initiative’s “rebuilding” objectives for 2021

For those who follow The LEE Initiative's page at Facebook, the past week will be remembered for stories of the organization's current weather-related relief efforts in Texas. It honestly boggles the mind to take...

Edibles & Potables: The complicated story of Durban curry

Edibles & Potables is Food & Dining's weekly Sunday brunch for digressions culled from the world outside our metro Louisville coverage area. Today's topic is Durban curry, but first a confession. Prior to Friday morning, I'd...

Edibles & Potables: Cuban in Tampa, BBQ in KC, and not a bowl in...

It's the first-ever Super Bowl Sunday to occur during a pandemic. In my household, the championship gala tends to be the only football game we watch all season, and 2021 is no exception. Our...

Edibles & Potables: Bills of fare for Pompeii’s last meals (with bonus aphrodisiacs)

"In the ancient Greco-Roman world, a thermopolium (plural thermopolia), from Greek θερμοπώλιον (thermopōlion), i.e. cook-shop, literally 'a place where (something) hot is sold', was a commercial establishment where it was possible to purchase ready-to-eat...

Edibles & Potables: The Ham Belt (2012)

Today's installment of "Edibles & Potables" requires a preface. "The Ham Belt," written by longtime Food & Dining Magazine contributor Greg Gapsis, appeared in our Winter 2012 print edition. The story is dated in...

Easy Entertaining Encore: “Celebrate With Chocolate”

Lori and Tim Laird are F&D's "entertaining editors at-large," and their insights have absolutely no expiration dates. Accordingly, these chocolate tips are as illuminating now as they were when first published in December, 2014. Who...

Stews to chase the winter blues

Editor's note: The following column by Ron Mikulak is an encore from May 8, 2017, with the notion of chasing the blues away striking me as particularly relevant today.  When winter winds nip at the...