Appalachian Food Summit: A Celebration of Our Appalachian Food Heritage
I’d give anything to be in Hindman, Kentucky this Sunday May 18th 2014 for the big Appalachian food summit. Mountain folk’s food often gets short shrift in the national conversation but we’re predicting that will change as southern food enjoys an extended star turn via the media’s hot glare.
Eventually they’ll discover Kentucky’s mountain soul.
Chef Travis Milton will be preparing a feast Sunday night. He works at Comfort in the hills of West Virginia; our best efforts to find a menu were for naught but be careful to not catch a tablefork in the back of your wrist from Silas House when you go in for a piece of fried chicken.
Prior to the big Sunday night supper, Ronni Lundy (“Shuck Beans, Stack Cakes and Honest Fried Chicken: The Heart and Soul of Southern Country Kitchens.”) will discourse on all things Appalachia; Bill Best, a tomato farmer from Berea will give a talk as will noted documentarian Jamie Ross (“Appalachia A History of Mountains and People”)
The event is free and open to the public. The supper is sold out.
71 Justice Center Dr, Hindman, KY 41822
Sunday May 18th
And for good measure: Here’s how to make one of Eastern Kentucky’s classic dishes http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/index.cfm/2010/6/7/The-Kentucky-Kitchen-Part-I-Classic-Kentucky-Recipes-The-Fried-Baloney-Sandwich