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Regional Foods

When you think Charleston and food, you think low-country shrimp and grits. Talk New Orleans, and you’re talking spicy gumbo and savory seafood boils.

The foods that have come from in and around Louisville, as you are about to discover, are tasty and colorful enough that they just may become your new regional favorites.

We’ve collected more than a few for you to try below. Of course, the best way to enjoy them is while you’re here. That way you can sample all the fresh, local ingredients and each chef’s own unique spin on the dish. But you can also try your hand at each one at home. We’ve included some of the most popular local recipes. Even some of the original recipes. So give them a try. For the full Louisville effect, you might want to have a sip or two of your favorite Kentucky bourbon near by. Enjoy.

Beaten Biscuits

Accept no other substitute for your Kentucky Derby party, beaten biscuits are a must for your...

THE KIND YOU EAT, NOT DRINK

THANKS TO LOUISVILLE CATERER, RESTAURATEUR AND COOKBOOK AUTHOR JENNIE BENEDICT, A CUCUMBER AND...

Burgoo

Burgoo is Kentucky’s most famous stew, usually made for big gatherings. Burgoo dates to before the...

Bourbon Balls

It’s no secret that in Bourbon Country, the state’s signature spirit is a favorite ingredient in a...

Hammin’ It Up

No matter how you slice it, country ham is synonymous with the South.

Derby Pie ®

Just by the name, it’s obvious that this delicious dessert originated in the hometown of the...

‘FINGER LICKIN’ GOOD’

When it comes to fried chicken, the Bluegrass state is legendary. Afterall, this is the birthplace...

Henry Bain's Sauce

THANKS TO A LOUISVILLIAN NAMED HENRY BAIN, A DELICIOUS CONCOCTION OF CHUTNEY, KETCHUP, AND STEAK...

Hot Brown

No doubt about it, Louisville owns the bragging rights on the Hot Brown.