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“From Plows to Plates: A Journey Through Kentucky Foodways”


With the food truck scene burgeoning in Lexington and the locavore movement gaining traction statewide, what we eat and why is in the process of changing.  Exploring the durability of foodways as a hallmark of Kentucky’s heritage and cultural identity helps us to understand the legacies hiding in our pantries, on the grocery store shelves, and on the menus of our favorite dining spots, as well as the future of sustainability, both economically and environmentally.


This exhibit showcases the history of Kentucky food traditions as represented through agriculture, production and consumption, including handwritten recipes, menus, artifacts, ledgers, and images of the farm, grocer, kitchen, and table. 


The exhibits will be on display on the 1st floor and Great Hall from April 9, 2015, until May 30, 2015.  From more about this exhibit and related event, see UKNow.


The Margaret I. King Library is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.