Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cooking at the Cottage’s new website has a full slate of cooking classes

Here at Food & Dining Magazine, we receive our fair share of daily e-mail. It's a mystery to me how we ever became subscribed to PR agencies offering breathless descriptions of hotel openings in...

Edibles & Potables: Some news, some notes, and an on-line database of 5,000 historical...

A few items of interest for random Sunday reading ... From Cuisine Noir, there's an initiative to help close the racial equity gap in craft beer. The Crowns & Hops “8 Trill Pils Fund,” is launching...

Afternoon Archive: A hankering for biscotti with after-dinner espresso

Biscotti strike me as the perfect adult cookie. The Italian provenance gives them a slightly cosmopolitan aura, but it is the crunchy, sandy texture, its not-too-sweet flavor, its unusual shape, which makes it perfect...

Afternoon Archive: For starters, earthy salbutes are addictive

Stuffed or topped? No matter, because salbutes are delicious. As of June 22, the Mayan Cafe has reopened for dining inside; read the restaurant's moving letter to Louisville at the web site. The Mayan...

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...

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...

Afternoon Archive: As American as French apple tarts

As Ron Mikulak explains, the two-crust apple pie familiar to generations of Americans can trace its origins to the European single-crust fruit tart.  --- An earworm from the past has haunted me lately, a 50-year old...

Afternoon Archive: In search of Jamaican Jerk Chicken

The 2020 the Four Roses Kentucky Reggae Festival (presented by Bath Fitter) has been postponed to a later date owing to COVID-19. However, the coronavirus simply cannot prevent the Jamaican Jerk Marinade (with chicken)...
Country ham and cheese pillows

Afternoon Archive: Un-fussy country ham? We have suggestions

A whole country ham is a challenge, but here are some ways to appreciate Kentucky ham’s rich flavors without investing a lot of time and money. Ron Mikulak's 2016 ham exploration was published prior...

Edibles & Potables: Elizabeth David and the noble art of food writing

Earlier this year Destinations Booksellers closed after 15 years in business. As a coda of sorts, an extended going-out-of-business sale allowed the regulars their opportunity to share memories with the store's owners and each...