Cooking with Ron—Stews to Chase the Winter Blues

When winter winds nip at the nose, when the clouds spit snow and puddles freeze – that is the time for comforting meals of stew in steaming bowls accompanied by chunks of crusty bread. Stews...

F&D Recommends Jamaican Jerk Chicken at the Kentucky Reggae Festival (recipe included)

Certain foods bring more to the table than just their good taste. Some foods evoke a range of sensory connections that tie us to experiences and memories. For me, when I eat the foods of...
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Set up your Home Bar in time for Derby Parties.

Many of us host parties during Derby Season and from the entertaining front, the home bar is the center of attention. Here is a guide to help you get that home bar up and running. For...

(Photos, Recipes) Chef Stooksbury and Ballotin Offer “Home Party” Delight at MESA

MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen, 216 Pearl St in New Albany,  is set up like a beautiful home kitchen, and taking a seat at their counter to watch the featured chef of the evening is...

Easy Entertaining: Mexican Fiesta

Here’s a party idea perfect for when the weather begins to chill. Take a trip to Mexico without ever leaving your home. Here are a few easy recipes that are delicious, filling and very affordable....

Cooking with Tomatoes

If I had known when I was in college that “food historian” was a possible profession, my career path might have been different. Alas, I am constrained merely to be an eager audience for...

Chimichurri and Baked Cheese Grits Recipe

There’s not much good about a bad economy. Many of us are paying now for pleasures we enjoyed months or even years ago, when we had no idea the brakes were on and we...

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...

Easy Entertaining — Hot Dogs & Board Games

Sometimes entertaining isn't about the most complicated recipes and chic tableware. It’s about getting together with people you like without having to spend hours of preparation. Keeping it easy and fun is as simple as hot dogs...

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...