Kentucky Harvest Celebration to benefit Appalachian Food Summit set for Sept. 23 at Holly Hill Inn

Bluegrass restaurateur Ouita Michel is throwing a Kentucky Harvest Celebration Sept. 23 to benefit the Appalachian Food Summit, at her flagship restaurant, the Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street in Midway. “We are celebrating Kentucky’s unique artistic culture with poetry, music and a menu that highlights Kentucky’s rich food traditions,” Michel said. Michel has invited renowned...

Chefs gather to rally for Appalachia – Family Style Dinner to Benefit Appalachian Food Summit

A number of guest chefs will join Lockbox executive chef Jonathan Searle for a four-course dinner and a cocktail hour Thursday, August 10 benefitting the Appalachian Food Summit. Each course of the family style dinner will be designed and prepared by a different regional chef, including Searle, Chef Annie Pettry of Decca (Louisville), Chef Ouita Michel of Holly Hill Inn and Honeywood (Midway and Lexington),...

EatKentucky: Berea’s Native Bagel Company offers Brooklyn feel with a certain Appalachian twist

By Alan Cornett Special to KyForward Recently the Appalachian Food Summit brought me to lovely Berea. Long a folk arts center, Berea also has a growing–and intriguing–food scene. While there was a great supper by guest chefs for the Food Summit that night, I wanted to kick off the day with something, well, native. Enter, then, Berea’s Native Bagel Co. food cart at the Berea Farmer’s Market....

Daily Yonder: Stirring the conversation about Appalachian food traditions, role in region

Travis Milton (Photo from The Daily Yonder/©2014 Malcolm J. Wilson / pixandpr.com)   By Travis Milton Special to KyForward   EDITOR’S NOTE: In May chef Travis Milton prepared a locally sourced meal for about 70 participants in the first Appalachian Food Summit at Hindman Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky. Lora Smith reports in Ace Weekly that the highlights of Milton’s feast were...

First Appalachian Food Summit aimed
at preserving tradition, supporting future

  People from multiple states and various walks of life will gather in Hindman on Sunday to celebrate their common interest in Appalachian food traditions.   The first Appalachian Food Summit: A Celebration of Our Appalachian Food Heritage will take place from noon-8 p.m. at the Hindman Settlement School.   The gathering will bring together authors, chefs, farmers, advocates, scholars,...