food and dining http://wfpl.org en Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-group-tasked-bolstering-bourbon-food-tourism-city <p>Mayor Greg Fischer has formed a work group charged with finding ways to promote Louisville as a top destination for food and spirits.</p><p>The plan will include creating a downtown bourbon tourism center for people to catch buses to visit distilleries throughout Kentucky. The idea is, in part, to make the city the "gateway of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail," which <a href="http://kybourbontrail.com/mash-appeal-kentucky-bourbon-trail-tour-sets-new-attendance-record/">drew 509,292 visitors in 2012.</a></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:31:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7747 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Group Tasked With Bolstering Bourbon, Food Tourism in City Damaris Phillips' Thanksgiving: Lots of Family and a Casserole http://wfpl.org/post/damaris-phillips-thanksgiving-lots-family-and-casserole <p>On Thanksgiving day, Damaris Phillips will gather at her aunt's Louisville home with her family—four siblings, aunts, uncles and more. Maybe 40 people. Maybe more.</p><p>And they all cook. And they're all good at it, she said.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7697 at http://wfpl.org Damaris Phillips' Thanksgiving: Lots of Family and a Casserole Greg Fischer's Thanksgiving: Family, Community Service and Bourbon-Infused Turkey http://wfpl.org/post/greg-fischers-thanksgiving-family-community-service-and-bourbon-infused-turkey <p>When Thanksgiving rolls around, Mayor Greg Fischer spends part of his day at his grill with the turkey.</p><p>It's his specialty, he said, a "rotisserized turkey with a orange juice, bourbon baste underneath of the turkey.</p><p>"As the fumes waft into the turkey," he added, "infusing it with a slight Kentucky bourbon taste, it could possibly be the world's best turkey."</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7648 at http://wfpl.org Greg Fischer's Thanksgiving: Family, Community Service and Bourbon-Infused Turkey Five Louisville Fall Treats for the Pumpkin Spice-Fatigued http://wfpl.org/post/five-louisville-fall-treats-pumpkin-spice-fatigued <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Autumn has barely settled in, and I’m already dizzy from all the pumpkin spice in the air.</span></p><p>No one denies the power of pumpkin spice—it eases us into the fall by adding subtle warmth and zest to everything it touches. This blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger has become more synonymous with the beginning of the season than sweater weather or turning back the clocks.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 7250 at http://wfpl.org Five Louisville Fall Treats for the Pumpkin Spice-Fatigued Louisville's Burgers Get Fancy http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-burgers-get-fancy <p>Was I at the wrong restaurant?</p><p>Surely, the oozing mound of ground meat coated in cheese and spilling onto a pile of shoestring French fries wasn’t from the kitchen of <a href="http://www.coopbistro.com/#location">La Coop: Bistro à Vins</a>, a French restaurant at 732 East Market Street.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 11:07:56 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 6300 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's Burgers Get Fancy Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food http://wfpl.org/post/chef-edward-lee-adds-korean-spice-southern-comfort-food Korean and Southern food may not seem like a natural pair. But now it's one more example of traditions emulsifying in the great American melting pot. Fri, 03 May 2013 10:34:07 +0000 editor 5241 at http://wfpl.org Chef Edward Lee Adds Korean Spice To Southern Comfort Food Your Guide to Kentucky Derby Weekend Dining http://wfpl.org/post/your-guide-kentucky-derby-weekend-dining <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mint juleps get all the attention, but it’s food, not bourbon, that drives the Kentucky Derby and its festivities. Hot browns, Benedictine sandwiches, and slices of Derby pie provide the fuel revelers need to enjoy the weekend ahead.</span></p><p>Here are some tips that will help guide you through your Derby dining experiences.</p><p><strong>Getting in the Door</strong></p><p>To get a table, you'll need more than prayer to score some good food on Derby or Oaks nights. You need to plan, and plan well.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 May 2013 14:02:54 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 5227 at http://wfpl.org Your Guide to Kentucky Derby Weekend Dining Women Breaking Down Hogs, Beef and the 'Old Boy Network' in Kentucky Butchering Camps http://wfpl.org/post/women-breaking-down-hogs-beef-and-old-boy-network-kentucky-butchering-camps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Single-sex education is a time-honored approach in the traditional classroom, but a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;workshop in Napoleon, Kentucky, is extending the trend into the kitchen. <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/org/431301121">Grrls&nbsp;Meat Camp</a> will</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> offer a hands-on modern butchery class just for women April&nbsp;12-14 at Napoleon Ridge Farm, between Louisville and Cincinnati.</span></p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:13:19 +0000 Dana McMahan 4596 at http://wfpl.org Women Breaking Down Hogs, Beef and the 'Old Boy Network' in Kentucky Butchering Camps 502 Restaurant Week Begins http://wfpl.org/post/502-restaurant-week-begins <p></p><p>My attempts to save a little extra money for a splurge are usually half-hearted. Just check my savings account.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But there’s an envelope on my kitchen table with a trio of Andrew </span>Jacksons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reserved for a night out during 502 Restaurant Week.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:35:26 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 4143 at http://wfpl.org 502 Restaurant Week Begins Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop http://wfpl.org/post/lexington-debates-where-food-trucks-can-set-shop <p></p><p>Work continues to try and determine where Lexington mobile food vendors can set up shop downtown.&nbsp;</p><p>Members of the Food Truck Work Group reviewed draft recommendations Thursday at city hall. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Work Group chair&nbsp;</span>Shevawn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Akers, a Lexington Council member,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">says many restaurants and mobile food operators still disagree about placement on public streets.</span></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 3878 at http://wfpl.org Lexington Debates Where Food Trucks Can Set Up Shop