Fritters are found in many cuisines. There are basically three types of fritters. Plain fritters are deep-fried cakes of chou paste or yeast dough. Another type of fritter has bits of meat, seafood, vegetables, or fruits coated with a batter and deep fried. Small cakes of chopped foods mixed…

Branded as a Living Memorial to World War I, drawing upon its wartime origins, the City of Nitro has featured its War Museum as a tangible salute to its military history and its heroes for more than 30 years.

Known to millions of viewers as his fictional alter-ego, Bob Vance, the head honcho of Vance Refrigeration in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on NBC’s long-running sitcom, “The Office,” actor Robert Ray (Bobby Ray) Shafer Jr. gave the shirt off his back to a worthy cause on Monday.

Black beans are called turtle beans, caviar criollo, and frijoles negros. Black beans date to at least 7,000 years. They are native to the Americas and were a staple food item in the diets of Central and South Americans. They are especially popular in Latin American cuisine. They are also a …

LEXINGTON, KY. -- If you are a familiar reader of my column, you know, without a doubt, running is one of my true passions in life. It gives me the opportunity not only to clear my head of the day’s challenges, but also to meet some of the best people, who also love to be outdoors and just run.

When I began gardening decades ago, Silver Queen corn was the variety of corn recommended for planting in this area. I’m sorry to break the news, but the queen has been dethroned. There are many newer, sweeter strains of corn available today.

Summer menus usually center around produce from the garden. Onions and garlic have been harvested. Asian eggplants are at their peak, and peppers are beginning to turn red. Fragrant Thai basil, distinctively redolent of cloves, is starting to flower. Cooler weather brings on a new crop of ci…