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In the Kitchen

Kentucky is the home to great food — Derby Pie, Benedictine, the famous Hot Brown, Burgoo, and much more. We have our own style here in the Bluegrass, and we're happy to share all our Kentucky recipes and Kentucky food ideas with everyone who cares to visit.

So have a seat at our kitchen table, and take a look at some of our great Kentucky recipes and food lore.

  In the Kitchen

Do you like great food? Check out our A to Z recipe index!

The Story of Ale-8-One
The story of one of the last regional soft drinks.

About Linda Allison-Lewis
Linda is a regular contributor to our email newsletter and Kentucky Living magazine, and is the author of Kentucky's Best -- Fifty Years of Great Recipes, one of our favorite cookbooks.

BourbonQ: the BBQ of Champions
Shane Best and the Kentucky Cookout Company have been winning awards for their BBQ ever since they started making it.

A Quick Guide to Country Ham
We take the mystery out of country ham, explaining how to store and cook it, and even including a recipe for Red-Eye Gravy.

The History of the Derby Pie®
Derby Pie was originally the house dessert at the Melrose Inn, but it has since become a signature Kentucky dessert.

The Story of Finchville Farms
From their humble beginning over fifty years ago, three generations of the Robertsons have won national acclaim for their country hams.

Grilling Tips
Some secret (and not so secret) grilling tips and hints from Shane Best, owner of the Kentucky Cookout Company.

What is a Mint Julep, anyway? How do I make one?
A quick guide to the Mint Julep — the official drink of the Kentucky Derby.

The Story of Rebecca-Ruth Candy
The history behind the creators of a uniquely Kentucky confection: Bourbon Chocolates.

The Story of Screamin' Mimi's Salsa
With her mom's 30-year old Kentucky Salsa recipe in hand, Donna Madden has conquered the Bluegrass.