Pickle in the Nickel (of Time)

Pickling can be just that—a pickle. True pickling is an ancient miracle for food preservation, but involves a drawn-out fermentation process requiring canning equipment, sterilization procedures and a whole lotta waiting around. Kudos to you if that’s up your alley, but the truth is, some of us simply don’t have the time or patience to … Read More.

Celebrating America with Exotic Meats

U-S-A! U-S-A! Independence Day is a time to celebrate the things that make our country great like liberty, diversity and, apparently, hamburgers. An average American eats three burgers a week and on the 4th of July, Americans are 117% more likely to go for a hamburger than on an average day. That’s a lot of meat. If … Read More.

Beer and Food Pairings: A How-To Guide

Beer is made with four ingredients: water, grain, hops and yeast. Despite this humble foundation, however, there’s a wide variety of color, flavor and aroma to be found on the shelves of our beer cooler. At the most basic level, there are two types of beer: ales and lagers. Ales are typically a bit heartier, … Read More.

Take a Hike! (And Take These Foods With You)

Hundreds of predators. No real shelter. What could go wrong? The temperature is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and it’s that magical time of year when people all across America are venturing into forests and, as a leisure activity, trying not to die. Let’s face it, hiking and camping don’t make a whole lot of … Read More.

The Many Benefits of Seeds

Seeds are an amazing food. Each seed contains the potential to sprout and grow into a plant—a plant that will mature and produce more seeds, which will sprout, mature and make more seeds. Every time we eat a seed, we are consuming the potential—all the protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes—needed to grow an entire plant and … Read More.

Fire Up the Grill; Fire Up the Flavor

Your backyard grill isn’t just for burgers and dogs. Grilling can impart flavors into a variety of foods, and, given that Kentucky decided we’d go straight from winter into sweltering summer, cooking outside also keeps your home cooler. Here are some tips to make the most out the season’s favorite cooking option. Basics Start your … Read More.