Alexis Meza of Lexington is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. At the fall symposium, she shared her work on the Bluegrass and Birria oral history project.
Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued
In the northwestern part of Lexington, Kentucky, just inside the city’s loop road, there is a little bit of Mexico.
This new documentary from Joe York celebrates the craft and work of Zach Parker, owner and pitmaster of Scott’s-Parker’s Bar-B-Que in Lexington, Tennessee.
To practice taco literacy is to examine the cultural, economic, and ecological dimensions of foodways.
In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.
Laura Patricia Ramírez runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez in a section of Lexington, Kentucky nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.
In 1990, Latinos in Kentucky represented 0.6 percent of the Bluegrass State; the 2010 Census saw them make up three percent—about 132,00 people, the majority Mexicans. And more come every month.
If it wasn’t for a fired motel worker, I’d never think of doing an oral history of Mexican restaurants in Kentucky.