Saturday, July 31, 2021

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...

Chef Chris Howerton introduces his SeasonZ line of seasonings, sauces, marinades, soups and oatmeal

For a great many knowing Louisville-area restaurant professionals, not to mention grateful diners, Chris Howerton needs absolutely no introduction. We'll do so, anyway, for the sake of those just tuning in. Howerton was a familiar...

Edibles & Potables: “The Way We Eat Now,” by Bee Wilson

Time marches on, although the pandemic has warped our customary perception of calendar pages predictably turning. Now it all seems strikingly similar to Salvador Dali's famous painting, The Persistence of Memory; accordingly, today's featured...

America’s CEO Tim Laird shares Derby entertaining ideas with WDRB’s Keith Kaiser

Tim Laird and his wife Lori have been Food & Dining Magazine's Entertaining Editors-at-Large almost from the publication's inception, authoring their “Easy Entertaining” columns and periodically opening their home to staff meetings that tend...

Edibles & Potables: “Chop Suey” – or how Chinese food came to America

Yesterday your digital correspondent began a long-gestating painting project in the library wing of our palatial mansion, rendering him into a paint-, if not ink-, stained wretch. Another shift beckons on Sunday, albeit with...

Edibles & Potables: Marmite and the unanticipated persistence of umami

In 2011, the British Broadcasting Corporation published a list of ten things "you'll love/hate to know" about Marmite, the longtime British culinary staple which, we must concede from the outset, is a divider of...

It’s St. Patrick’s Day; time to go outside and plant your peas

Last year the coronavirus put the kibosh on St. Paddy's Day celebrations. In 2021, there'll be somewhat of a return to the revelry of old, absent the big-ticket events but with many bars and...

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...