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I am an Army brat who has lived all over the world. My first nanny was an escaped Chech Hotel Chef. She would make elaborate meals every morning and night. And...that is where it began...my passion for all things food. Professional Member James Beard Foundation.

How to Make Bluegrass Arancini

Cooking with Bourbon for Bourbon Month BY TOM YATES The weeks and days  leading up the annual Kentucky Bourbon Festival always fill me with nostalgia. Long before...

The Winter Farmers’ Market, Lexington, KY

Surprises Await At the Winter Market By Tom Yates Early last Saturday morning, I planned to quietly slip out of the house for a quick trip...

How to make a Perfect Christmas Country Ham

PIG IN A BLANKET A Christmas Country Ham How-To BY TOM YATES   I only know one way to prepare and cook a Christmas country ham. Marge and Dad...

How to Celebrate Bourbon Month in Kentucky?

How to Cook with Bourbon (and Pork) BY TOM YATES It might be hard to remember a time when the Kentucky Bourbon Trail didn't meander through...

Chef Tom: Some of The Best Valentine’s Day Recipes

How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day? Addicted To Love BY TOM YATES Chocolate is probably the food most associate with love.  It contains both a sedative that lowers...

Recipe: What to do With Winter Citrus?

What to do with Winter Citrus? by Tom Yates No sooner had I drop-kicked the last of the ham and turkey into the back of the...

How to Make an Ale 8 Christmas Ham

BY TOM YATES I only know one way to prepare and cook a Christmas country ham. Marge and Dad married when I was 14 years old....

Recipe: How To Make The Best Thanksgiving Turkey

Adapting the Turkey by Chef Tom I was at the farmers’ market on a cool gray morning with low hanging clouds spitting a damp mist....

The Best Bluegrass Bourbon Chili Recipe

How to Make Bluegrass Bourbon Chili by Tom Yates Everybody loves chili. Whether filled with ground beef and beans (sacrilege in some parts), strictly vegetarian or vegan,...

How to Make the Best Irish Pies For St. Patrick’s

How to make Irish Pies for St. Patrick’s BY TOM YATES It happens every year. After several hours of banging back Guinness pints with Jameson Irish Whiskey...