Bluegrass & Birria

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.

What We’re Reading: Flavors from Home by Aimee Zaring

To read Omar’s story in full, and many more from refugees that have resettled in Kentucky, pick up Aimee Zaring’s just-released Flavors from Home: Refugees in Kentucky Share Their Stories and Comfort Foods.

Pic Pick: Is Craft the New Pop?

“Popular culture is mass culture. It’s mass-produced. It doesn’t strive for authenticity, for craftsmanship, so much as to promote consumption.”

Thirsty Thursday: “The Fightin’ Okra”

I’ve been given the somewhat daunting task of creating custom cocktails inspired by the SFA staff. This week’s focus is on Melissa Booth Hall, the SFA’s assistant director. Each staff member was given a cocktail questionnaire to fill out, full of idiosyncratic questions that were coded in such a way to determine their palate and … Continued

Cured South: Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar

This week, we’re highlighting oral history interviews from the Cured South, our project that documents smoked meat and fish from Tennessee to Virginia. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Lewis Shuckman of Shuckman’s Fish Company and Smokery in Louisville, Kentucky.