Kentucky Historical Society
Food to Take the Stage at Kentucky Folklife Festival
Kentucky foods in all their surprising diversity will take the stage at next week’s Kentucky Folklife Festival in Frankfort throughout the three-day event September 15 -17 .
The Foodways Stage is an entire section of the Festival that highlights Kentucky’s food traditions. Local vendors, cooks and folk groups will offer up a taste of the expected and unexpected food traditions that make Kentucky delicious. Kentucky burgoo and Southern favorites such as barbeque and catfish will share the spotlight with ethnic delights like Mexican tamales and Indian samosas.
Gingerbread, wild game cooking and “firefighter” food traditions will be among the Kentucky food traditions, known as “foodways” to be demonstrated, described and devoured. Other featured cooks and culinary traditions include:
- Bosnian cuisine
- East Indian Cuisine
- Kentucky biscuits
- Route 23 “eats and treats”
- Men’s cooking traditions
- Mushrooms of Estill County
- Cooking with Nana Yaa
- “Bread of the dead”
- River food traditions
The Kentucky Folklife Festival is co-sponsored by the Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Arts Council. The celebration of Kentucky’s artistic and cultural traditions features music, dance, crafts, food and other family and community traditions. Admission to all three days of activities, concerts and Kentucky Historical Society exhibits and sites are included with purchase of $4 Kentucky Folklife Festival collectible pin. Pins are available on site, or may be purchased in advance at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W. Broadway, Frankfort or Poor Richard’s Books, 423 W. Broadway, Frankfort. For more information, call 502-564-1792 ext 4486 or visit www.folklife.ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, Kentucky Military History Museum and its five-year-old headquarters, the Kentucky History Center. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar History Center has welcomed almost one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web at http://history.ky.gov or call (502) 564-1792.