Episode 367. Sam Fore-Owner at Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites- & 1st-Generation Sri Lankan-American Restauranteur
***This MoxieTalk was taped on location
at the 2021 RailBird Music Festival***
Traditionally, a Railbird is a horse racing enthusiast known for sticking close to the action, hanging on the rail as each contender comes barreling down the track. For one special weekend in August, the term adds meaning during the 2nd Annual Railbird Festival. 2 days. 3 stages. World-class artists. All on the historic grounds of Keeneland.
Samantha Fore is a first-generation Sri Lankan-American from Lexington, Kentucky. She started her pop-up restaurant in 2016 after traditional Sri Lankan brunches in her home outgrew her dining room. Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites™ pop-up menus include Sam’s spin on Southern classics and riffs on her mother’s time-tested recipes. Tuk Tuk is one of the few representations of Sri Lankan cuisine in the United States and reflects Sam’s Sri Lankan upbringing in the American South. Her work has been featured in Food & Wine, Taste of the South, and Fine Cooking magazines. She was selected as one of Southern Living magazine’s 2020 Cooks of the Year and was named as one of Plate Magazine’s 2018 Chefs to Watch. She also serves as Director of Technology for the LEE Initiative.
an accomplished sports journalist, TV host, & media personality-recognized for her expertise in sports broadcasting. With her skills she developed a passion for sports early on & cultivated her love for football=mainly NFL!