Exploring the United States: Bowling Green, Kentucky
There is a high probability that when you read the name “Kentucky”, you think of the Kentucky Derby. Or perhaps you think of John Calipari, Head Coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, historically one of the best teams in the NCAA. Or maybe Kentucky Fried Chicken? Kentucky is famous for significantly more than the latter and if delicious food, bourbon tasting, cave exploring, corvette driving and pie eating excites your wanderlust buds, then Bowling Green, Kentuckyshould definitely be your nextlong-weekend escape.
Last week I had the immense pleasure of chowing down two pieces of authentic southern-style fried chicken while slurping on Kentucky gin drizzled with a hint of mint and bitters … all of which was followed by a warm 9-inch crust, pecans, and chocolate chips in the form of Kentucky Pie. Made live by the Queen herself, may I add. The roasted sweet potatoes provided my sensory organs with more than just a temporary delight … I was intrigued.
Brie Golliher is known as “The Pie Queen”. Her love and passion for baking has awarded her “The Best Overall Dessert at the 2015 Duncan Hines Festival” for her Fudge Nest Pie. Brie is the owner of Boyce General Store, an important piece of Kentucky’s history which dates back to 1869. She is well-known throughout Kentucky for her homemade and unique pie creations such as the Kentucky Pie she made last week!
Bowling Green is a city in Southern Kentucky – one of it’s prized possessions is the Corvette! GM’s assembly plant has been based in BG since 1981 making it Corvette’s exclusive home for nearly 40 years. Bowling Green is full of secrets and unique experiences for all ages, here are a few: