Tag Archives: Kentucky

  1. Event alert: Celebrate great black women of Kentucky tonight at the Clifton Center

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    March 10, 2016 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    It’s way past my bedtime, but I wanted to get something up quick about an event from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, a social justice organization that’s doing good work for folks in the state.

    Tonight is the third annual We Are Kentuckians: Celebrating Our Common Heritage, a bash that brings together art, music and food in celebration of the people of the Commonwealth. This year’s gathering specifically focuses on lifting up black women in Kentucky (*clears throat* YAAAAAAS).

  2. Event Alert: Kentucky Farm Festival, July 11-12, 2015

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    July 10, 2015 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I appreciate agriculture. It’s hard not to when you love food as much as I do. Sure, there’s the food stuff that’s scientifically modified and pushed down an assembly line that’s engineered to be DELICIOUS (Oreos, I can’t seem to quit you). But there’s nothing quite like a bite of fresh produce from a farmer, especially if s/he is close enough to call “neighbor.”

    If you share my appreciation or just want to learn more about local farming, Oldham County’s tourism and convention board will host Kentucky Farm Fest this weekend, July 11-12 in Crestwood at a farm called The Maples (because all good farms have names, dontchaknow). The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Proud are also sponsoring the event with the goal of celebrating agriculture.

    Some of the Kentucky Farm Festival’s activities will include animal demonstrations about shearing and milking, cooking demos, and workshops from chefs, distillers and farmers. You can take a look at the impressive lineup here. I’m pretty excited about the products that will be at the Foodie Market.

    Admission to the Kentucky Farm Festival is $5. For more information about getting there and where to park, visit the event’s website.


    Kentucky Farm Festival

     

    When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11, 2015; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 12

    Where: The Maples Farm, 6826 W. Highway 22, Crestwood, Ky. 40014

    Cost: $5

     

  3. Listen to this week’s Deliciously Louisville podcast with Bourbon Built’s Katie Kelty

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    October 17, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Katie Kelty knows her bourbon. The co-founder of the company Bourbon Built is a big fan of this Kentucky beverage, and I talked to her about it on this week’s episode of Deliciously Louisville with Ashlee Eats, my podcast at Louisville.am.

    Bourbon Built sells Kentucky-inspired T-shirts, coozies and other goods with a Southern flair. My new favorite shirt, a grey tee with “Bless Her Heart” on the front, is a Bourbon Built product.

    I had a lot of fun talking bourbon, business and food with Katie. Best quote of the interview:

    “It tastes like angels.” Katie describing the doughnut/croissant hybrid at Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Café

    Good news — you can now download this episode of Deliciously Louisville and others on iTunes.

    Better news — you can listen to the episode right here.

  4. 30 things I love about the Kentucky State Fair

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    August 21, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    1. The rows of food vendors that surround the exhibition center

    2. Balancing a corn dog, bottle of water and wallet while obtaining even mustard distribution on the corn dog
    4. The samples of country ham in the West Hall

    5. The sorghum samples on pieces of biscuits in the West Hall

    6. The rabbits

  5. Dunkin’ Donuts has a bacon doughnut sandwich. But did Kentucky do it first?

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    June 5, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    I guess the marriage of bacon and morning pastry at Dunkin’ Donuts was inevitable.

    The chain first introduced the Glazed Breakfast Sandwich in April, Eater National reported. But only customers in Massachusetts got to try this sandwich made up of a fried egg and bacon between two glazed doughnuts.

    Last week, DD debuted this new breakfast item nationwide, and the internet seems surprised that a restaurant would offer something that just seems so bad yet so good.

    But lest we not forget that Kentucky’s been doing this meat-and-doughnut sandwich thing for years.

  6. Enjoy sweet discounts during the final stretch of Hometown Tourist Celebration Month

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    May 22, 2013 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    The Kentucky Derby feels like it happened yesterday, but somehow we made it in spitting distance of June. Where did May go? Did we do a time warp?

    Fortunately, the month isn’t quite over, so we still have time to enjoy some of the perks of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Hometown Tourist Celebration. The purpose of the festivities is to get folks like me away from the computer and into the wilds of Kentuckiana to enjoy the local food and fun in our area. Plus, a lot of participating businesses will give you substantial discounts when you show your Kentucky, Indiana, local student or military ID.

    Here are some of my favorite deals. Click here for a complete list of discounts.

     

    What’s your favorite Hometown Tourist destination?

  7. Foxhollow Farm’s 5th Annual Fall Festival takes place this weekend

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    October 11, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Farms warm this suburban woman’s heart.

    I love visiting farms. I get to see the origins of the foods that end up in my belly. It’s like a grown-up field trip.

    This weekend, Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood will have its fifth annual Fall Festival. The event includes games, live bluegrass music, pick-your-own pumpkin, hay rides, and food from the following businesses:

      • Wiltshire
      • Rye
      • Grind
      • Gelato Gilberto
      • Cellar Door Chocolates
      • Ears What’s Poppin’ Popcorn
      • Heine Brothers Coffee

     

    Foxhollow 5th Annual Fall Festival, 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, Ky.

    Saturday, Oct. 13, 11 a.m. — 6 p.m.

    Cost: $5/car for parking

    For more information: Foxhollow.com

     

  8. Kentucky’s Trappist monks get shout-out in Food Network magazine

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    February 20, 2012 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    Did anyone see the March 2012 issue of Food Netowrk Magazine? Other than information on how to dip everything in chocolate …
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  9. [Review] Middle-class dreams of healthy eating come true with Green BEAN Delivery

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    December 14, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: For one week, Green BEAN Delivery is offering Ashlee Eats readers 50 percent off the price of a …
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  10. [Bits and pieces] Andy Rooney rants, chicken pox lollipops and other food news from the web, 11.7.11

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    November 7, 2011 by Ashlee Clark Thompson

    (Blogger’s note: The $10 Challenge will return this Friday. Try to contain your excitement.)   Oh, Andy Rooney. My favorite …
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