Food & Drink

Tidbits: If you make corn bread salad, we'd like the recipe

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Thompson

Corn bread salad is a Southern dish that's been described by some as "cold stuffing." It's really a summertime salad that's popular at church suppers and potlucks, and we're looking for recipes.

If you would like to share your recipe, send it along with a story about where your version originated. Email or mail to Sharon Thompson, Lexington Herald-Leader, 100 Midland Avenue, Lexington, Ky. 40508. The submission deadline is Aug. 9. We'll run some recipes in an upcoming food section and on

Anniversary menu

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea is celebrating 10 years as the state's showcase for the arts.

In addition to featuring arts and crafts by Kentuckians, the center offers a variety cookbooks and food products, including jams, honey, sorghum, bourbon BBQ sauce, bourbon seasoned salts and peppers, chocolates, Wiesenberger Mill products, salsas, pickles, pumpkin butters, corn relish, Abbey of Gethsemani fruitcake, salad dressing and fudge sauces.

The café will serve items to commemorate famous Kentuckians who will be portrayed during the weekend. On Friday, there will be pan-fried chicken in honor of Col. Harland Sanders; on Saturday, a Henry Clay favorite, country ham, will be available; and on Sunday, apple pie will be featured for President Abraham Lincoln.

The center is at 200 Artisan Way, just off Interstate 75 Exit 77 at Berea. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; café hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Call (859) 985-5448 or go to

Wine Trails app is free

Kentucky has a number of wineries that have great scenery to go with their great wines.

Kentucky Wine Trails is offering a free app that provides users with wineries' websites, contact information and directions. Users may locate wineries by region and learn about the history of Kentucky's wine industry, and sign up for a passport that they can get stamped at each Kentucky winery stop.

Kentucky's grape and wine industry has grown from being nonexistent in 1990 to more than 65 today, with some 600 acres of grape vines. Some of Kentucky's wines have earned national acclaim in major competitions. The app is available at the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

Prize-winning pie

Stephanie Jeter's made-from-scratch black raspberry chocolate pie took first place in its category at Lexington's Great American Pie Contest. She also won second place in the semi-homemade category. Here is Jeter's recipe for her first-place pie.


Black raspberry chocolate pie


11/2 cups chocolate wafer cookie crumbs

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

¼ cup sugar


½ pint fresh black raspberries

½ cup sugar, divided

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese

¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ cup heavy whipping cream, chilled


1 cup fresh black raspberries

To make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cookie crumbs, melted butter and sugar in food processor. Process until crumbs are moistened. Press mixture into bottom and sides of pie pan. Bake 10 minutes; cool crust completely on rack.

To make filling: Combine berries, 1/4 cup sugar, water, and lemon juice in food processor. Purée until smooth. Pour through strainer set over bowl; discard seeds. Combine cream cheese and 1/4 cup sugar in medium bowl and cream together. Add vanilla and whipping cream, and beat until mixture is smooth and stiff peaks form. Fold in purée. Spread evenly into cooled crust. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Arrange berries in circle on top.