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Cut-A-Thon to help Kountry Kitchen feed the hungry

Sit down for a haircut and give back so much more! That’s the idea behind Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Salon’s upcoming Cut-A-Thon to help raise money for Kountry Kitchen’s mission to help feed the hungry on Christmas Day.

For the eighth year, Kountry Kitchen will serve the needy meals from their restaurant near downtown. Typically they serve 3,000 people and have 120 volunteers. Cynthia prepares the food on Christmas Eve and serves it all fresh on Christmas Day. They deliver meals and have them picked up. Kountry Kitchen was just named #2 Soul Food restaurant in the country by the Food Network. Cynthia will demonstrate how to make her famous catfish, collard greens and candy yams. (Catfish is what won them the designation of #2 in the country). They have been in business for more than 20 years. When celebrities come to town they typically visit this institution…celebrities like Obama (while a senator), Jimmy Fallon, famous singers and Colts and Pacers players, etc.

The Cut-A-Thon will be on Oct. 9 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. $30 minimum donation cuts, $45 to skip the line. There will also be a silent auction, door prizes, appetizers and giveaways during the Cut-A-Thon. Guests are also encouraged to bring new hats, gloves and socks for both adults and kits in need. It will happen at KKBB’s Carmel location 110 W. Main Street, Carmel.

Today on Indy Style, Kountry Kitchen Owner Cynthia Wilson makes up her famous catfish, yams, collard greens and more!

Candied Yams:


10 yams

8 cups of sugar

1/4 cup of water

1 stick of margarine

1 stick of butter

1 tablespoon of nutmeg

Peel and chop yams into medium size cubes.

In a medium size stock pot, add water, then sprinkle the nutmeg evenly over the water.

Next, add the yams and pour sugar over the yams.

Then, place the butter and margarine on top of the sugar.

Cook over medium heat.

Once the yams come to a rolling boil, check periodically.

Yams are ready once they are soft, which you can check by sticking a fork in them.

Yams should not be falling apart.

Once yams are soft throughout they are ready to eat.

To learn more, visit the GoFundMe page for donations at