Saturday, March 6, 2021

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: 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...

Easy Entertaining — Cajun Crawfish Boil…Made Easy

Up here, north of Bayou Country, Cajun food is party food, the mark of a celebration that includes spicy sausage and seafood, rice and okra, catfish, gumbo, maque choux... And the epitome of Cajun party...

Easy Entertaining— Cooking with Bourbon

With the growing emphasis on using local ingredients whenever possible in cooking, it is only natural that restaurant chefs would experiment with uses for Bourbon, a local product with a long and storied history...

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)...

Easy Entertaining—Tailgating in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Tailgating is always a fun occasion to get friends together to cheer on your favorite teams. In the winter months football is still in season with the Big Game coming in February, and basketball...

Easy Entertaining — Chopped F&D Style (Recipes)

When we throw a Derby party, we think big. We have been collaborating for our Easy Entertaining parties with local chefs for over 10 years, and they have given us many great food ideas....

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...

Easy Entertaining — Farmers’ Market Inspired Elegant but Easy Summer Party

We like what late summer here in the Ohio Valley provides us for parties — long, lazy afternoons and evenings; patios and decks ideal for grilling and eating al fresco; sitting in the dark...

Ideas for pizza on the grill — just add social distancing

Tim and Lori Laird are Food & Dining Magazine’s officially designated Entertaining Editors-at-Large, co-writers of our “Easy Entertaining” column, and in essence professional crowd-pleasers. As we're all aware, at the present time the objective is...