|A Culinary History of Kentucky|
This past month has been so busy and so full of ups and downs that I've barely had time to cook, let alone think of writing abut food. But I am proud to say that my latest book is finally here. Today is the official release date of A Culinary History of Kentucky: Burgoo, Beer Cheese & Goetta.
It's full of interesting tidbits about Kentucky history and our delicious eating habits, including:
- the story of apple stack cake
- mobster Al Capone's links to Kentucky and a jam cake
- explanations of burgoo and goetta (yes, I know some of you are Googling them right now!)
- how various immigrants adapted their home recipes using what was available in the Bluegrass state
- how one determined single mother built a candy empire
- and much more....
It was a fun book to write and I hope you have fun reading it.
|Another deliciously edible Kentucky specialty - Derby Pie from Kern's Kitchen|
And if you're in Kentucky, I'd love to see you at one of the many events and signings I have lined up:
- May 2. I'll be at Lexington CostCo from 1pm to 3pm.
- May 10. I have a signing and talk at Lexington's Joseph Beth at 12 noon.
- May 16. If you're in the Louisville area, watch me on WHAS Great Day Live. I'll be talking about the book and making something special.
- May 17. I'll be giving a talk at the Jeffersonville Township Public Library in Indiana, just across the river from Louisville. Talk is from 2 to 3.30.
- May 22. Tune into Trivial Thursdays on WRFL where I'll be a guest.
- May 24. Come see me at the Kentucky Artisan Center, just off I75 in Berea, between 11am and 2pm.
- May 31. Back in Lexington for a book signing at the Morris Book Shop at 2pm.
- June 14. While you're in Winchester for the Beer Cheese Festival, be sure to stop by the Bluegrass Heritage Museum on Main Street where I'll be signing books and giving a talk at 11.30am.
- Watch this space for more announcements.