John Varanese’s Big Night in the Big Apple at the Beard House

A lot is made of a chef’s journey to cook at the James Beard House in Manhattan — and for good reason.

It’s the showplace for America’s culinary talent. But any visitor to the kitchen of this iconic American dining spot knows it’s a tough place to cook. Read in our fall issue about Louisville chef John Varanese’s big night at the Beard House to see how tough it is. To read the full story, click here.

Attention, foodie tourists!

Kentucky culinary odyssey includes Seviche, Ghyslain, La Coop and others.

A sign that culinary tourism has arrived here: Gwen Pratesi, the blogger behindBunkycooks (a James Beard Award-nominated food and travel blog), is hosting a tour of Louisville restaurants designed to give out-of-towners a look into the inner workings of some top Louisville restaurants, distillers and food producers. Continue reading Attention, foodie tourists!

Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce

Have you tried Dumante, that ancient nutty liqueur sipped for ages in pistachio groves of Sicily?

Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because Dumante has only been out since Fall of 2007, although its rich, sophisticated taste and elegant packaging suggest a more established product. Continue reading Old World Character with a New Age Spirit – Dumante Verdenoce