Around My Kentucky Table: The History and Tradition of the Most

01-14-2021

Around My Kentucky Table: The History and Tradition of the Most

Around My Kentucky Table: The History and Tradition of the Most

Some of the most prominent memories for many of us were made around a table gathered for meals and drinks with family and friends. Kentucky has a rich tradition of good eatin', with famous classics like fried chicken and bourbon balls as well as lesser known Bluegrass mainstays like spoonbread, burgoo, and Derby pie. It is also a state where the number of aging bourbon barrels outnumber its residents. This presentation will dish out the rich culinary traditions of Kentucky and discuss how the culture and history of the state are woven through its food and its libations. Blair Thomas Hess is the author of four travel guides about Kentucky's history, culture, bourbon, and food, and she will highlight the best local foods, drinks, festivals, and where you can travel to see where it all started. This presentation can focus on the food and cooking traditions, including its culinary claims to fame—the dishes and the masterminds behind them—or offer an overview of the state's history of bourbon and how Kentucky's culture was shaped by the industry.
Around My Kentucky Table: The History and Tradition of the Most Famous Kentucky Flavors is presented by Kentucky writer Blair Thomas Hess. The presentation will be done through Zoom and streamed to the library's Facebook page on Thursday, January 14 at 6:00.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89948766857
Meeting ID: 899 4876 6857
This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 7:00 PM

Location:
Pike County Libraries
126 Lee Ave,
Pikeville, KY