Food & Drink

Sharon Thompson: KET fund-raiser to have Roaring '20s theme

Guests at Kentucky Educational Television's annual summer celebration will party like it's the 1920s.

The theme for the 23rd annual fund-raiser is the razzle-dazzle style of the Roaring '20s. It will be 7 p.m. to midnight June 10 at Donamire Farm, 4151 Old Frankfort Pike. There will be swing lessons, a silent auction and entertainment by The Jimmy Church Band. Tickets are $125. Call 1-800-866-0366.

Stories behind the seeds

"Every Seed Has a Story" is the topic for the Kentucky Historical Society's Food for Thought luncheon on June 15.

Deborah Larkin, a specialist in heirloom plants and their traditional uses, will share techniques on seed saving and heirloom gardening. Larkin worked as horticulturist/herbalist at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill for 27 years.

The menu for the noon luncheon features crudités with Benedictine dip, spinach salad, grilled chicken, farm stand corn salad, country-style green beans, honey corn bread muffins and blackberry cobbler.

Tickets are $23. Call Julia Curry at (502) 564-1792, Ext. 4414, or go to The event will be at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort.

Fund-raiser goes the extra miles

The Rock/La Roca United Methodist Church has a community garden and delivers fresh produce to people unable to leave their homes and to others in need.

To raise money for the Community Garden and Hunger Ministry, the church is having a bike ride to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center on Tuesday. The group will leave the church, 1015 North Limestone, at 7 a.m. for the 87-mile ride.

The ministry is looking for donations and sponsors for the Bike to Battle Hunger so it can continue to serve Monday night dinners to hungry families, send baskets of produce home with each family, and finance the summer feeding program for children.

If you're not a biker, you can donate money or tools for site preparation (hoes, rakes, shovels), harvest bins, stakes and twine, and canning equipment. Call Hunger Ministries' garden coordinator, Shannon Baker, at (859) 619-5002.

Barbecue and the Belmont

Moveable Feast will hold its fifth annual Belmont BBQ at 4 p.m. June 11 at Conoid Farm, 2492 North Cleveland Road.

Entertainment will be provided by The Payback, March Madness Marching Band and Imperial Court of Kentucky. A wide-screen TV will be set up for watching the running of the Belmont. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door and $45 a couple. Call (859) 252-2867.

Quick fixes from Southern Living

Southern Living has a new video series to help cooks get dinner on the table in 45 minutes or less. Quick-Fix Suppers stars cookbook author and blogger Christy Jordan of Southern Plate. The video series is a companion to Jordan's column, which debuts in the magazine's June issue. Go to