The Blue Ribbon Cook Book (Hardback)
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The Blue Ribbon Cook Book (Hardback)

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Hardback 182 Pages / Published: 24/10/2008
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The Blue Ribbon Cook Book contains more than four hundred timeless recipes, from breads and sauces to entrees and desserts, which highlight classic fare from the Bluegrass. In addition, the book includes more than ten pages of sample menus for simple luncheons and formal and informal dinners. While the cook book has had many iterations, this is the only edition that includes the classic recipe for Benedictine spread, the sandwich filling invented and made famous by Jennie C. Benedict. ""The Blue Ribbon Cook Book"" is an enduring work, and this edition, with a new introduction by Susan Reigler, is a must have for every Kentucky kitchen.Benedictine Spread: 8 ounces cream cheese, softened; 3 tablespoons cucumber juice; 1 tablespoon onion juice; 1 teaspoon salt; a few grains of cayenne pepper; and 2 drops green food coloring. To make the juice, peel and grate a cucumber; discard peelings. Wrap the pulp in a clean dish towel and squeeze juice into a dish. Do the same for the onion. Mix all ingredients with a fork until well blended. Using a blender will make the spread too thin.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813125183
Number of pages: 182
Weight: 376 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

" The Blue Ribbon Cook Book is one of the iconic texts in Kentucky's illustrious cookbook history--and few states have produced as many fine collections of recipes. In this sparkling lineup of food stars, none outshone Miss Jennie. She had it all: the kitchen touch, the business sense, the communication skills, the personality. Kentucky is renowned as a fountainhead of superior cookery in no small part because of Jennie C. Benedict's impact in the food world generations ago. [... ] A timely collection.... Comprehensive, concise and easy-to-use recipes [offer] more than just a bit of Kentucky flavor." -- John Egerton, author of Generations


" The Blue Ribbon Cook Book is a Louisville treasure. Not only does it evoke great memories of downtown Saturday lunchces at Stewarts and The Colonnade, but also culinary traditions passed down to me by my grandmother who considered Jennie Benedict the last word on luncheons and entertaining. While friends were busy playing jacks and jumping rope, I was learning to make Charlotte Russe, Benedictine and dreaming up my own Garden Sandwiches for a real tea party. I am eternally grateful." -- Linda Allison-Lewis Kentucky Living Food Columnist and author of Kentucky's Best: 50 Years of Great Recipes


"Three cheers to Susan Reigler and the University Press of Kentucky for publishing "Miss Jennie's" Blue Ribbon Cookbook! Susan gets to the heart of this celebrated character in her Introduction to the book; and in addition to the recipes Susan cites, I am fascinated by the chapters on "Menus" at the end of the book. Today's cooks still have much to learn from Jennie Benedict's honest, straightforward, confident writing!" -- Kathy Cary, Chef/Owner, Lilly's Bistro, Louisville


"The University Press of Kentucky has brought back to life the person and recipes of Jennie Carter Benedict, a true Louisville, Kentucky, and American woman who shaped and influenced the way we ate in the first quarter of the 20th century." -- Jan Longone, Curator of American Culinary History, Clements Library, University of Michigan


" The Blue Ribbon Cook Book is a timely collection that is certain to bring more than just a bit of Kentucky flavor to the family dinner table." -- Larry Cox, Tucson Citizen


"All in all, it's a marvelous read, and a delicious way to revisit the Commonwealth's culinary tradition." -- courier-journal.com


"Indeed, if you had only one cookbook in your home, this wouldn't be a bad one to consider, with its comprehensive, concise and easy-to-use recipes." -- Sun Herald


"The entire cookbook is charming." -- Voice-Tribune


"Reigler gives an interesting picture of the woman who, in 1893, started a catering business from her home." -- Louisville Courier-Journal


"The book is a perfect choice for people who are interested in the history of cooking, or for people who crave dishes like the Hickory Nut Cake they had as a child." -- Armchair Interviews


"The joys of historical research include unexpected discoveries that pop up as you pursue a topic.... One such detour began when I was working on a story about the Kentucky Derby. I read about the famous Benedictine Sandwich, served on Derby Day in Kentucky, that was created by Jennie Benedict. Because of that I bough her wonderful [ Blue Ribbon Cookbook]. Her book is rich with recipes... just clean concise recipes and advice on menus for small to large parties, luncheons, dainty menus, and simple dishes for the sick." -- blogcritics.org


"Jennie Benedict's work defined early 20th century middle class cooking in Kentucky and her legacy continues to be found on restaurant menus and served on home tables across the state.... Many of the recipes contained in this cookbook are considered classics." -- hubpages.com


"This text will be useful for the novice and experienced cook to locate those long lost recipes which were often passed from cook to cook." -- Southeast Librarian

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