Where’s Pappy? Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky

Seeking a Pappy Van Winkle Adventure in Kentucky (Originally published in the Winter 2018 issue of Food & Dining) With prices of single bottles being sold for thousands of dollars (both at retail and on the...

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....

London vs Paris – The Final Smackdown

We all know the jokes about English cuisine whereas France is recognized as a gastronomic superpower. Yet, England has worked diligently in recent years to overturn its reputation as the Land of Spotted Dick...

Restaurant Humor — Meet The Gang

Meet The Gang  By Jay Forman   Winter 2018 Print Issue  If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an asylum to run a restaurant. The ecosystem of even a small independent usually involves...

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...

Humor — The Clueless Ginger:  Water and Eggs? Wizardry!

Welcome to my very first ever confession of cluelessness. I’ve never had a reason to poach an egg, and so I never even took the time to learn. “Poaching an egg” is one of...

Humor — A Short List of Things that Restaurateurs Hate

These days, everyone knows who the chefs are. But does anyone know anything about the restaurateurs behind them? Chances are you don’t. Who would want to, anyway? They rarely boast full-body food-related tattoos, never...

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...

Cooking with Ron: Home cooking — Then and Now

Recently, a neighbor stopped by to give me a little gift, just something she had found while going through her files that she was sure I would be interested in. She presented me with...

Humor — Tips and Pointers for Opening Your Own Restaurant

As hard as it might be to believe, a career spent writing humor columns did not prepare me for the rigors of restaurant ownership. Shocking, I know, but true. Yet restaurant ownership remains the...