The 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month signifies the end of World War I. Across the British Commonwealth, November 11th is known as Remembrance Day, a time to remember and give thanks to all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other … [Read more...] about On the 11th of November, We Pause to Remember
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Kentucky burgoo is a traditional stew made when communities come together to celebrate. "If it walked, crawled, or flew, it goes in burgoo." That old adage once applied to this stew from Kentucky, originally made with an assortment of game and livestock cooked in giant cauldrons … [Read more...] about History of Kentucky Burgoo
People from all over the country come every year to the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky to try the legendary hot brown, a sandwich that’s on par with the Derby and bourbon as one of Kentucky’s cultural calling cards. Invented at the hotel nearly 100 years ago, the decadent … [Read more...] about The Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich
What would Easter be without delicious hot cross buns? Hot cross buns are a type of spiced sweet bun that is traditionally eaten on Good Friday, which is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The buns are typically made with raisins or currants … [Read more...] about Why Do we Eat Hot Cross Buns at Easter?
March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day (aka St. Patrick’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, St. Patty’s Day), a cultural and religious holiday that celebrates the life of Saint Patrick, who died on that date way back in the fifth century. Patrick has endured as the most commonly recognized … [Read more...] about St. Patrick’s Day Traditions Include Budget Friendly Comfort Food