Lots To Consider on the Food Table

 A Cornbread Supper still life with evening sun

A Cornbread Supper still life with evening sun

Like the gardens and farms in Kentucky, food news grows so fast it can be hard to take it all in. Here are nine servings of local and national news about food and policy. Recipes too - if you persist to the final luscious story about butterscotch. Please let me know if you plan to make butterscotch ANYthing and I'll come on over.

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Sav's West African Grill, 304 S. Limestone Street in Lexington, has installed a 50-inch screen for all of us interested in following the first World Cup in Africa. Ordering hints: Try the Attiéké Salad (pronounced pretty much "uh-KAY-kay") and any of the richly flavorful, ample "bowls." Each features a large rice serving topped with a delicious handmade stew; stew choices include peanut-laced and vegetarian options. Or branch out and try the peanut-goat bowl. Enjoy with international beers and grapefruit or ginger sodas. Be amazed at the affordability and fun and deliciousness of it all.

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While you wait: Superlative Coffee Roasters, from the Lowell's Independent Automotive blog: Downtown Lexington institution Lowell's Independent Automotive welcomes a fine-smelling new neighbor to the unfolding food world that is Lexington's North Limestone and nearby streets.

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To Market, To Market: 10 Top Summer Cookbooks, from National Public Radio. Read the descriptions of cookbooks aimed primarily at making good use of farmers' market products. Salivate. Anticipate. Salivate again.

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"Pork industry wants sizzle in new slogan", from the Des Moines Register. "The other white meat" isn't resonating any more, and mass produced pork, bred to be low-fat, has proven tasteless to many eaters. The pork industry could follow the lead of Kentucky's Stone Cross Farm and Heritage Hill Farm (heritage breeds) - beautiful, tasty local pork, all the cuts. That's happening in a small way in New York, where 344 new pork farms launched between 2002 and 2007, according to the following story.

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Learning by cooking, from philly.com. In a small private school in Mt. Airy, Pennsylvania, children, starting in kindergarten, learn cooking at the same time they work through more traditional academic subjects. Although its access to students is not as constant as in the Mt. Airy private school, Seedleaf offers versions of these experiences to children at several schools in Lexington -- and often adds engaging the students in growing the raw ingredients in school- or neighborhood-based gardens.

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Creamy butterscotch full of flavor for desserts and so much more, from post-gazette.com (Pittsburgh). If you want to know the difference between caramel and butterscotch, look here. And imagine, along with me, the tantalizing tastes if we made the recipes included here for hot butterscotch sauce, butterscotch pudding, and butterscotch sweet rolls.

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