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Martie Templeton, left, general manager of Harper’s Country Hams of Clinton, Ky., is honored by Agriculture Commissioner James Comer after the Harper’s ham Templeton is holding was named 2013 grand champion of the Kentucky State Fair.

Some Pig: Kentucky Prize Winning Ham fetches $350k

BY RL REEVES JR In its 50th year,  the Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast and Auction in August saw a sell out crowd of 1600 people pack the Expo Center at the state fair grounds in Louisville, Kentucky to dine on […]

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What were Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Favorite Foods: A Guide to Celebrating his Birthday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Favorite Foods A Guide to Celebrating His Birthday by RL Reeves Jr. How to honor the great man? This is what we pondered when it dawned

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FOOD: How to Prep a Country Ham for Christmas

Bon Appetit Magazine proclaimed country hams the "new artisanal food addiction in 2011," and they sourced three out of five of their "Best country hams in America"  from

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When is National Cake Day? Celebrate it with the best bourbon bundt cake

What will they think of next? We already celebrate National Donut Day, World Pie Day, National IPA Day, and National Bourbon Day. Today, November 26, is National Cake Day. To

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Food: Bourbon Desserts for the Holidays

Below, we’ve collected a few Kentucky-inspired dessert recipes from Ace contributing food writer RL Reeves Jr, perfect for your Holiday dessert table. BY RL REEVES JR BULLEIT  BOURBON BUNDT

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Get Your Degree from Kentucky Fried Chicken by Way of Leicester

BY RL REEVES JR Colonel Harlan Sanders was a larger than life figure in the southeastern Kentucky community where I grew up. He made his way around town

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Happy Birthday Krispy Kreme: Kentucky’s Role in Donut Giant’s 75th Anniversary

BY RL REEVES JR When Vernon Carter Rudolph bought a donut shop in Paducah Kentucky in 1933 he had no way of knowing that he was taking tentative steps

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Happy National Fried Chicken Day, Kentucky 7.06.2012

BY RL REEVES JR Like any good Kentucky native, I have a long and storied history with fried chicken. When I was just a sprout, Colonel Sanders would come

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Trader Joe’s and the Campaign for Fair Food

BY RL REEVES JR In 1979 Trader Joe's, the small, California-based chain hit the big time. German billionaires Theo and Karl Albrecht bought the small concern from founder Joe



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