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
I’ve deboned thousands of chickens in my life as a cook but I never tire of watching an old master like Jacques Pepin.
Makes certain that you save the carcass of the chicken so you can make chicken stock.
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