Burgoo — A Kentucky Original

Many Derby visitors hope to dine on regional delights like country ham on beaten biscuits, Benedictine sandwiches, beef tenderloin served with Henry Bain’s sauce (if someone offers you a jar as a gift, take...

Afternoon Archive: Easy entertaining with a home-stay Derby Day brunch

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 quelling crowds...
Grilled steak salad with Vietnamese flavors

Here’s the Beef — Eat local (recipe included)

Though you can’t tell it by the Toyotas and the UPS trucks, perhaps, Kentucky is an agriculture state. Though manufacturing, services, mining and other industries contribute their part, Kentucky ranks fifth in the country in the...

Cooking with Ron — 4 Warming Soups (recipes)

When dusk starts to obscure the day at 4:30, when that cool autumn breeze turns into a face-chilling Arctic blast, when you curse yourself in the morning for forgetting your gloves as your fingers...

Easy Entertaining — Celebration Dishes

Originally published in the Winter 2015 issue of Food & Dining Magazine. The holidays call for celebratory dishes, special occasion favorite foods which evoke wonderful sights and aromas when getting together with family and friends. Everyone has...

Easy Entertaining: Celebrate With Chocolate

Who doesn’t like chocolate? Or holidays? Well we have a reason to celebrate then because there are no less than 42 official Chocolate Holidays during the year. And the winter season has a few...

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...
Country ham and cheese pillows

Cooking with Ron: Un-fussy Country Ham

A whole ham is a challenge, but here are some ways to appreciate Kentucky ham’s rich flavors without investing a lot of time and money. Everyone should go to a real Derby party blow-out at...

MasterChef Finalist Brandi Mudd Joins New MasterChef Summer Camp (Shares Recipe)

Last week, we reported on Louisville native Gerron Hurt being on the current season 9 of MasterChef (where home cooks compete for $250,000 and other prizes), and we shared some advice for him from Brandi Mudd...

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)...