Saturday, September 25, 2021

Pawpaw season has begun!

I mentioned in the recent F&D recipe story about pawpaws (below) that I would make a point to inform readers when paw paws are available at farmers markets. For two weeks now, I have been...

Recover From Derby With A Taco Party for Cinco De Mayo (Taco Luchador Recipe...

Tomorrow is D-Day. The day when hordes of tourists descend upon our river shores and city with ferocity. Of course I’m referring to the Kentucky Derby, but let us not forget this chaos will...

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...

Cooking with Ron — Lenten Fish Ideas (recipes)

Our Ron Mikulak considers two questions. First, how did Lenten Friday's piscatorial calendrical tradition begin? And second, besides, frying it in oil, what are some other ways to cook fish? I remember from my childhood...

MasterChef Winner Gerron Hurt Shares His Favorite Holiday Recipes

While we love entertaining and food prepping for our parties ourselves, we never turn down the chance to have chefs join us. Easy Entertaining By Tim & Lori Laird | Photos by Dan Dry  Winter 2018...

Afternoon Archive: Taco night is colorful, fun and easy — just add tequila

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow ... that's right, literally #TacoTuesday. Today's (early) Afternoon Archive provides a few suggestions for those aiming to celebrate at home.  --- Who doesn’t love tacos? The mere mention of the word...

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...

(Audio Interviews, Recipes) Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein Talks with Comedian, Foodie Mike Glazer

Comedian, writer Mike Glazer (HBO, Food Network, Funny or Die, BuzzFeed, FOX, truTV, FUSE, High Times, Fullscreen, The Chive, CBS, UCB Theatre, and Second City Chicago ) won third place on America's Worst Cooks in 2014...

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....

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...