Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It's Here!

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.


Danielle said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you.