Azur chef and restaurant co-owner put on a show on TV

Azur Restaurant chef ­Jeremy Ashby,  and ­restaurant co-owner Sylvia Lovely are stirring up the food community with a new TV show, Food News and Chews, on Fox affiliate WDKY (Channel 56).
“We bring you the ­latest in food news and policy, timely ­interviews with food people including chefs, restaurant entrepreneurs, ­serious policy makers, and even ­moonshiners,” Ashby said. “We also feature the ­latest products and ­gadgets that make the food you ­prepare both healthy and tasty as well as those that save time and improve ­quality.”
The show airs at 11 p.m. Sunday.

Inspired by Argentina

Lilly’s, A Kentucky Bistro, in Louisville is hosting a five-course Argentine wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24. The meal is inspired by ­executive chef/owner Kathy Cary’s recent ­travels ­throughout ­Argentina’s ­culinary ­landscape. David DuBou of Vintner Select will discuss the wines featured. The cost is $85.
The menu includes Stone Cross Farm pork ­empanadas with avocado, tomato and lemon salsa; parsnip-­encrusted ruby red trout with lemon risotto and basil foam; homemade porcini pappardelle with wild mushrooms, red sauce, red wine poached duck egg and black pepper goat cheese; ­peppercorn-rubbed New York strip steak with c­himichurri sauce and ­chorizo gnocchi; and a ­selection of cheeses with grilled bread.
Lilly’s is at 1147 ­Bardstown Road. Call (502) 451-0447 or go to ­Lillyslapeche.com.

Real Scottish shortbread

We recently asked ­readers to provide some ­traditional Scottish recipes for Ann Sharp of Winchester, who was searching for ­authentic dishes for a church ­bicentennial celebration.
Several people sent ­information on cookbooks, and Lynne Costello of Lexington sent this recipe for shortbread. Costello is originally from just outside Inverness in the ­Highlands of Scotland. Sharp is ­searching for recipes for First ­Presbyterian Church, 130 Windridge Drive, ­Winchester, which will observe its 200th anniversary this year.
recipe
Scottish shortbread
1 stick butter
1 stick margarine
4 ounces powdered sugar
8 ounces plain flour
4 ounces corn starch
Preheat oven to 350 ­degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and margarine. Add powdered sugar and ­continue to cream mixture. ­Gradually add flour and ­continue ­mixing. Mix in corn starch. The mixture will have clumped together. ­Flatten the dough on a floured board, spreading by hand until it is less than 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough into small pieces and place pieces on a greased cookie sheet. Prick each shortbread with a fork. Bake about 13 to 15 minutes or until edges start to turn golden. When ­shortbread is removed from the oven, sprinkle liberally with ­granulated sugar and allow to cool on baking rack.

Scannable recipes

Beginning with the ­January/February issue of Cooking Light, ­every recipe in the ­magazine is scannable.
Using the Digimarc ­Discover app, a free ­download on the iTunes App Store and Google Play, ­consumers with smartphones may scan recipe photos to be connected automatically to the recipe page on sister-site MyRecipes.com.
Once there, readers may save recipes to their files, share favorites with friends, organize menus and make grocery shopping lists.
Cooking Light uses a red icon throughout the issue with simple instructions to let consumers know that the recipe images on that page are interactive.