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Chef Tom

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I am an Army brat who has lived all over the world. My first nanny was an escaped Czech 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.

Food: Sumac and Selby’s (International Market)

 This appears on page 13 of the January 13 print edition of Ace. BY TOM YATES Recently, one particular gift box from Williams-Sonoma sent...

Nick Ryan’s Saloon opens on Jefferson

story and photosby Tom Yates The Jefferson Street dining corridor has welcomed a new option to its expanding dining and bar scene with the...

Wrapping Up the James Beard Celebrity Chef Series: What’s Cookin’ in...

What's Cookin' in the BluegrassA James Beard Celebrity Chef series wrap-up from the World Equestrian GamesBY TOM YATESOn a warm  autumn Saturday early evening,...

Backstage at the James Beard Celebrity Chef Series: WEG Opening Night

Click here to order tickets to the remaining James Beard Celebrity Chef Series dinners. BY TOM YATES  Under a beautiful blue Kentucky sky on...

A Toast To WEG With The Bluegrass Breeze: The Official Drink...

BY TOM YATES Let the Games begin.Maker's Mark has partnered with the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games to provide the official bourbon for the...

ReVisiting Columbia’s (Voted Best Veteran Restaurant)

Reprinted from Ace, June 2010Columbia's was voted Best Veteran Restaurant in the 2010 Ace Best of Lexington Readers' Poll. Profile, BY TOM YATESDancin’...

2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival. Cooking With Bourbon at Home.

Cooking with Bourbon: Do Try This at Home BY TOM YATES The 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival wraps up this weekend with The Great Kentucky...

Basil Hayden Bourbon Margarita

BY TOM YATES 5 oz.  Basil Hayden Bourbon or bourbon of choice3 3/4 oz. Grand Marnier3 3/4 Rose's Lime Or fresh squeezed lime juice5...

Kentucky Bourbon Festival: Bourbon-Style Cooking School

BY TOM YATES Bardstown Kentucky becomes the center of the bourbon universe next week when the 2010 Kentucky Bourbon Festival gets under way. More bourbon...

Notes From The First Vintage Kentucky at Ashland: A Toast To...

The time will come when winter will ask what you were doing all summer. - Henry ClayBY TOM YATESThe first annual Vintage Kentucky Festival...