Bluegrass Winners - A Cookbook by the Garden Club of Lexington, KY - 1985 Edition
There is an intimate relationship between horse farms and entertainment that has made the hospitality of central Kentucky famous throughout the world. (From the Introduction)
Compiled by the Garden Club of Lexington, Kentucky in 1985, Bluegrass Winners is a marvelous combination of horse farm history and hospitality. It begins with stories of the farms - their history, their horse prowess, and the landscape that made them remarkable. A suggested menu accompanies each farm with an aesthetic that is most picturesque - cocktails after the races, a picnic in the park, a post derby lunch, a black-tie dinner, an after tennis soiree, a bridge luncheon, a summer sales party, a wild game dinner, a poolside supper.
Each menu represents recipes that are Southern in nature and most sincere in hospitality - Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Sour Cream Waffles, Tangerine and Burnt Almond Bombe, Bourbon Balls, Kentucky Spoon Bread, Sausage Coffee Cake, Cheese Grits Souffle, Benedictine Spread, Spinach Roulade, Brunswick Stew, Chicken Pancakes, Hay Timbles, Cream of Pimento Soup, Burgoo, Wassail, Hot Bricks, Christmas Toddy and the Kentucky Julep all embrace the lifestyle and the atmosphere of Kentucky cordiality.
A sensation upon first publication in 1985, the Bluegrass Winners Cookbook has sold over 100,000 copies since its inception. Recently heralded a classic Southern cookbook by Garden & Gun magazine, it joins the Garden Club's companion piece, Entertaining With Bluegrass Winners as a way to establish the sociable side of horse country in your kitchen whether you live in the Southern region of the US or elsewhere.
No cookbook points to a specific level of Americana quite like Bluegrass Winners. Fun for the Derby party planner, the Kentucky homebody, and the Southern fare aficionado, Bluegrass Winners is a true winner of a cookbook fit for a party (or two!).
- Published by the Garden Club of Lexington, KY
- 1985 edition
- 350 pages + detailed index
In lovely vintage condition. No marks or stains. Coverboards and interior pages are bright and unmarred. Spine is tight and all pages are intact.
Measures 6" inches (width) x 9.25" inches (length) x 1.25" inches (thickness)