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It's All About Kentucky Food on New Website

A series of initiatives to promote culinary tourism in Kentucky have begun with the launch of a food-focused website

Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism Commissioner Mike Mangeot announced the initiatives at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s annual fall conference in Northern Kentucky.

The department kicked off its culinary efforts in July, when 47 food destinations in Eastern Kentucky were recognized in the national map-guide, Bon Appétit Appalachia. The map-guide was developed by the Appalachian Regional Commission to showcase Appalachia’s distinctive food destinations. That effort helped lead to the overall development of additional initiatives to attract new audiences to Kentucky.

“It is estimated that over a three-year period 27 million Americans traveled for culinary leisure, spending $12 billion on related activities,” said Mangeot. “Kentucky’s unique food traditions and culinary scenes present us with the ideal opportunity to attract these travelers through a series of initiatives, including media outreach, social development and of course, the website.” serves as the initial source for information on culinary destinations across the Commonwealth, from the major cities of Louisville and Lexington to the hidden gems in smaller markets. The website offers visitors a chance to explore local restaurants, farms, farmer’s markets, breweries, wineries, culinary trails, events and recipes specific to Kentucky. Local chef highlights and videos will also be featured on the website, offering users an inside look from the experts.

In addition to announcing, Mangeot also introduced a revamped version of, the Commonwealth’s website promoting travel in Kentucky. The redesigned site has a new look as well as responsive design to adjust automatically to the device being used.

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