A Recipe For Cajun Prune Whip With Poirier’s Cane Syrup

When I was a kid, mom had to hide the prunes. I’d eat the entire box in one sitting if she didn’t intercept me. Prunes are like plums but better, more concentrated, and filled with that lovely prune flavor. If you like Belgian quad ales you might like prunes too. Dark, fruity Belgian beers are an excellent gateway to the world of prunes. Continue Reading

My father Russell Sr still makes the finest pone of cornbread I’ve ever eaten. His technique is an odd one as he pours the batter into a cold pan that’s been liberally rubbed with Crisco shortening. Most top bar cornbread cooks aver that starting with a scalding hot pan is the one true method. And actual lard should be the pan grease. Continue Reading

At The Kentucky Fried Chicken Museum In Corbin Kentucky

At The Kentucky Fried Chicken Museum In Corbin Kentucky

The Chicago Tribune broke a story yesterday that has the state of Kentucky in an uproar. Joe Ledington, a Corbin, Kentucky native who is a nephew to Colonel Sanders shared the original Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe with a writer for the paper. For decades the old recipe has lived in a scrapbook that once belonged to Sanders wife Claudia. Ledington inherited the scrapbook four years ago upon the passing of his sister.

Ledington lives in our hometown of Corbin, the site of the first KFC, and worked there when he was a young man. We present the recipe here: Continue Reading