Saturday marks the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. But the real joys of the day are gustatory, not equestrian.
The Derby’s mix of nostalgia, gallantry, and hedonism is unmistakable in the delicacies served around Louisville this time of year, which go far beyond the Kentucky clichés of fried chicken and bourbon.
So before you hop into your rose-pink Cadillac and start making bets, invest in these treats that prove the Kentucky Derby is both decadent and delicious:
This isn’t the herbal liqueur made by monks, but rather a cucumber-cream cheese spread invented in Louisville over 100 years ago. With the unexpected zip of onion, Benedictine can be ...