Disruptive Restaurant Tech That I’d Like to See (Humor)

People claiming to know a lot about big important things often like to wax rhapsodic about ‘Disruptive Tech’ and the impact it has had on various industries. Uber has upended the taxi business; Airbnb...
Royce Neeley of The Neeley Family Distillery

The Neeley Family — 11 Generations of Whiskey Makers

The Story Behind the Neeley Family Distillery  On a fateful August day in 1906, in Owsley County, Kentucky, fourteen-year-old Leonard Neeley stood behind a tree with a gun in his hand just outside the home...
Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Cooking with Ron — Summer Farm Markets Are the Recipe For A Vegan Paradise...

Summer in Louisville is a Vegan Paradise Summer! What a wonderful time it must be to be a vegan in Louisville. I am not a vegan (one philosophically and morally committed to avoiding consuming any...

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...