Food & Drink Week http://wfpl.org en Black Friday Shopping in Louisville? Here Are Tips for Staying Fed. http://wfpl.org/post/black-friday-shopping-louisville-here-are-tips-staying-fed <p>I horribly underestimated the need to prepare for the spectacle of Black Friday my first time out. My mother and I woke up at 5 a.m., still bleary eyed and bloated from the Thanksgiving feast the night before. We stopped by Burger King and had barely bitten into our <span class="c2"><a class="c0" href="http://www.bk.com/en/us/menu-nutrition/breakfast-menu-201/sandwiches-and-burritos-212/sausage-egg-and-cheese-croissan-wich-m34/index.html">Croissan’wiches</a></span><span> when we arrived at the Target parking lot on Dixie Highway. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 7685 at http://wfpl.org Black Friday Shopping in Louisville? Here Are Tips for Staying Fed. Cheyenne Mize's Thanksgiving: Low-Key Dishes, Homegrown Vegetables http://wfpl.org/post/cheyenne-mizes-thanksgiving-low-key-dishes-homegrown-vegetables <p>On Thanksgiving day, Cheyenne Mize will be with her mother, stepfather and stepbrothers in Louisville. It'll be a scene that plays out in homes throughout the city—and the nation—with good autumn food. Her stepfather is a traditional type when it comes to Thanksgiving dishes.</p><p>"My mom does them all really well, so we’re all fine with that," said&nbsp;Mize, who'll share a bill Sunday at Headliners Music Hall with Seluah.</p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 12:05:18 +0000 Joseph Lord 7709 at http://wfpl.org Cheyenne Mize's Thanksgiving: Low-Key Dishes, Homegrown Vegetables An Oral History of Bourbon in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/oral-history-bourbon-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bourbon is America's native spirit. </span><a href="http://www1.american.edu/ted/kentuckybourbon.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal law says so</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. But for people in Louisville, bourbon is even closer, sentimentally and literally. The city developed quickly through the growth of the bourbon industry, and the current downtown resurgence depends largely on spirit's continued popularity.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7702 at http://wfpl.org An Oral History of Bourbon in Louisville Is Kentucky Limestone Water Indispensible for Bourbon? http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-limestone-water-indispensible-bourbon <p>Water is an essential ingredient in bourbon. And many local distillers have long said the commonwealth’s unique limestone water distinguishes Kentucky bourbon from competitors. But how important is it really?</p><p>To legally be called bourbon, the spirit has to be made of mostly corn. It has to be aged in new charred-oak barrels. And it has to be made in the United States. There's no rule that dictates what type of water is used, but many local distillers say no matter what the law says, bourbon isn't bourbon unless it's made with limestone water.</p><p>It's a stipulation that goes back to the early days of bourbon. University of Kentucky geology professor Alan Fryar says it was easy access to limestone water that played an integral role in launching the bourbon industry here centuries ago. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 7696 at http://wfpl.org Is Kentucky Limestone Water Indispensible for Bourbon? 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 Non-Kentucky Micro-Distilleries Could Help Define What Comes After Bourbon http://wfpl.org/post/non-kentucky-micro-distilleries-could-help-define-what-comes-after-bourbon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Manager Nick&nbsp;</span>Reifsteck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;looks at the stash of bourbons at Old Town Wine and Spirits in Louisville; there’s a wall full of brown liquor.</span></p><p><em>How many bourbons would you say you carry here at Old Town? </em>I ask.</p><p>"I don’t know, a couple hundred. I don’t know, I’ve never counted them," he says.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reifsteck</span>&nbsp;points to only a few from out of state, but says there are more now than ever before.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:40:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 7687 at http://wfpl.org Non-Kentucky Micro-Distilleries Could Help Define What Comes After Bourbon Is Old Forester Louisville's House Bourbon? http://wfpl.org/post/old-forester-louisvilles-house-bourbon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Old Forester has quite the pedigree. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Founded in 1873, it’s older than Coca-Cola and was the first bourbon to be sold in bottles. Even during Prohibition, a special medicinal license kept Old Forester in production. And for Louisville, it’s the ultimate “buy local” bourbon—distilled, bottled and aged right here in the city. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7655 at http://wfpl.org Is Old Forester Louisville's House Bourbon? Louisville Cooks, Here Are Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Disaster http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-cooks-here-are-tips-avoid-thanksgiving-disaster <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">We are delusional in the weeks before Thanksgiving. We convince ourselves that we can cook a 20-pound turkey because </span><span class="c0" style="line-height: 1.5; "><a class="c1" href="http://www.altonbrown.com/">Alton Brown</a></span><span class="c3" style="line-height: 1.5; "> says it’s easy. We fill our grocery cart with bags upon bags of potatoes because the dehydrated flakes will just not do. We buy a rolling pin and a </span><span class="c0" style="line-height: 1.5; "><a class="c1" href="https://www.google.com/search?q=pastry+blender&amp;sugexp=chrome,mod=17&amp;sourceid=chrome&amp;ie=UTF-8">pastry blender</a></span><span class="c3" style="line-height: 1.5; "> because this will be the year we finally make that pie crust from scratch. And we sincerely believe that from our kitchens will emerge a display of culinary prowess that would make </span><span class="c0" style="line-height: 1.5; "><a class="c1" href="http://marthastewart.com/">Martha Stewart</a></span><span class="c3" style="line-height: 1.5; "> clutch her pearls.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:47:08 +0000 Ashlee Clark Thompson 7681 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Cooks, Here Are Tips to Avoid a Thanksgiving Disaster Legal Showdown Brewing Over Indiana Beer Temperature Regulation http://wfpl.org/post/legal-showdown-brewing-over-indiana-beer-temperature-regulation <p>The state of Indiana is one the last places in the U.S. that regulates the retail sale of beer by temperature.</p><p>In the Hoosier State, only package liquor stores are permitted to sell cold, or to be more exact, “chilled” beer.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At convenience and grocery stores, the beer must be room temperature.</p><p>Some of those establishments are challenging the law in federal court, but Indiana’s liquor store industry isn’t staying quiet.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:23:34 +0000 Rick Howlett 7682 at http://wfpl.org Legal Showdown Brewing Over Indiana Beer Temperature Regulation Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish http://wfpl.org/post/jennifer-lawrences-favorite-thanksgiving-dish <p>Thanksgiving with the whole family can be difficult to arrange when loved ones don’t all live in the same place.</p><p>But what happens when one of those loved ones is an Academy Award-winning actress in high demand in Hollywood?</p><p>That’s the experience for Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence and her family. As part of our Food &amp; Drink week, I asked Lawrence and her mother about their holiday plans.</p><p>“I’m going on vacation and I’m going to miss Thanksgiving by like one day, which I’m fine with that," Lawrence told me last week. "Leftovers are always better cold anyway.”</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:51:46 +0000 Joseph Lord 7671 at http://wfpl.org Jennifer Lawrence's Favorite Thanksgiving Dish