Living Well 60+ January-February 2014 - Page 25

JAN/FEB 2014 25 Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky., the Sanders Café is where Col. Harland Sanders began cooking and serving his world-famous Kentucky Fried Chicken. The kitchen at the Harland Sanders Café and Museum in Corbin is set up as it was during the café’s heyday. A Salute to Col. Sanders Café and Museum Showcase Birthplace of KFC by Tanya J. Tyler, Living Well 50 Plus Editor Located off U.S. 25 in Corbin, Ky., the Sanders Café and Museum is the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, the world-famous restaurant started by Col. Harland Sanders. The café is on the site of the motor court that Sanders built for travelers who were headed south. The museum is full of memorabilia, including menus, photos, dinnerware and other items. The kitchen is set up just as it might have been during the time Sanders experimented with and perfected his secret recipe of 11 herbs and spices. There is a replica of his office in the museum, as well as one of the rooms built right in the café to entice travelers to spend the night at Sanders Motor Court. And there is a life-size statue of Col. Sanders, complete with white suit, black tie and cane, sitting on a bench, a popular photo op for visitors. CALL 231-TAXI and ask for a wheelchair van D.B.A. Yellow Cab Company of Lexington 799 Enterprise Drive • Lexington, KY 40510 • 859-233-4890 The Harland Sanders Café is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has a restaurant that still serves up original-recipe fried chicken, as well as today’s modern KFC takes, such as grilled chicken and extra crispy chicken. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. After 10 years of experimenting, Sanders perfected his secret blend of 11 herbs and spices.