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Second year of Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail featuring regional cuisine open through Oct. 31

For the second year, guests can sample some tasty regional fare at nine Kentucky State Parks on the 2019 Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail. This highly successful trail is part of the Better in the Bluegrass culinary tourism initiative that showcases one-of-a-kind restaurants and chefs specializing in local ingredients and distinctive cuisine. Better in the Bluegrass was highlighted by the last...

Chef Foster: Just what are greens and how do you cook them? It depends on where you live

Greens are a large category of vegetable that elicits passionate response when it comes to type and cooking method. What I may consider a green would be dismissed as “lettuce” in some parts of the county and certainly as less the farther south you go. This part of the country has a long and storied history with greens not only as a food source but literally as a demarcation point for class and...

Chef John Foster: Don’t cook like your life
depends on it; cook like life is enriched by it

  When is a recipe not a recipe? Why don’t recipes work for me? Are online recipes better to use than Grandma’s?   I get those questions constantly – from students, people who read my columns and in conversations I have with friends.   The amount of times that a recipe works should be 100 percent, but often with recipes from family, websites and even some trade magazines,...

African Sweet Potato Soup

By Kate Horning This dish came about after I picked up a combination of gorgeous white and orange sweet potatoes from a local farm. I was craving a rich, creamy soup and couldn’t get the idea of peanut sauce out of my mind. I decided to use influences from West Africa and Ethiopia to combine the two, and create a simple soup with lots of flavor. I used berbere, a spice mixture whose constituent...

2013 Review: A salute to our faithful, interesting stable of regular columnists

KyForward is celebrating its third end-of-year review with you, happy that we can revisit an abundance of rich, deep content by writers who share their experiences and expertise on a regular basis. These fine writers have helped us accomplish one of our primary goals when KyForward was created – to provide a forum for a variety of voices on a wide and deep range of subjects that inform and entertain...

Cherry Berry Banana Smoothie

  There’s nothing more satisfying then creating a successful smoothie.  They aren’t hard to create by any means, but for some it can be difficult because the combinations and options are so plentiful. This morning I had a request from my 4 year old to make a breakfast smoothie, so I dove into the fridge and created this rich drink with items I had on hand.  Thankfully Yoplait had...

Zucchini Brownie recipe from Simply Nutritious by Kate

  When it comes to brownies I happen to be a total dessert snob. If I’m going to indulge in something it has to be absolutely perfect and for some reasons I think brownies are one of those desserts I am most often disappointed in. I love a nice chewy crust paired with that gooey, rich chocolate interior. In my opinion there’s nothing better. Now,  when you think of creating something like...