Food & Drink

Bourbon's in spotlight at Shaker Village event

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill will celebrate bourbon on Feb. 19.

"Kentucky's Finest: A Spirited Bourbon Event at Shaker Village" will feature bourbons from Kentucky's distilleries and include:

■ Bourbon 101, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with special guest Dave Scheurich, a former distiller who will lead a series of comparative tastings and explain how premium bourbons are made. Cost is $125.

■ Shake Vigorously: A Spirited Kentucky Dinner, 6:30 p.m. with Joy Perrine and Susan Reigler, authors of The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book. Master mixologist Perrine will prepare cocktails, and Reigler will talk about bourbon and food as a natural team. The four-course dinner will be bourbon-inspired. Cost is $85.

Shaker Village is at 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Call 1-800-734-5611, Ext. 1545, or go to

Guide to better eating

Beth Loiselle, dietitian at Good Foods Market & Café, presents a four-month program for healthier eating called Better Eating for Life. The series will offer basic nutrition information, recipes and tools to help you move toward a healthy eating style.

Classes, $12 each, will be 2 to 3:40 p.m. Jan. 22, Feb. 12 and 26, and March 12 and 26. Good Foods is at 455 Southland Drive. Call (859) 278-1813 or go to

Cooking app-titude

Smart phones make it easier to maneuver the super market maze or simply get meals on the table. Applications are available for choosing produce, finding recipes and locating nutrition information. offers cooking apps for almost any kitchen crisis, including Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything; Harvest; Chef Jamie Oliver, and Food Inc.

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