Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Celebrity Cookbook


CELEBRITY COOKBOOKS is a project to obtain recipes from people who make a state (example Kentucky) the great place it is. The cookbooks will be used as a fundraiser for non-profit organizations.We have been concentrating on Kentucky. However the response has been so positive that we want to expand it to other states.

Each cookbook will feature recipes from celebrities, but also we want recipes from others as well. (see the letter below for examples). If you can help with this worthwhile project it would be greatly appreciated.

As we get new recipes we will provide information at this site about the people and places.Often the stories behind the wonderful individuals who have graciously contributed to this project is just as interesting as the actual recipes.
However, we will not post the recipes as we want to save them for the cookbook publication.

If you are someone you know would like to help by sending a recipe and don't forget to include information about yourself, career, business, and why it is your favorite recipe.


Sample Letter
As you have ties to Kentucky I would love to have a recipe from you. Hope you can help with this worthy cause. Thanks!

I am in the process of developing a cookbook celebrating Kentucky and its celebrities. The purpose of this project is a charitable fundraiser and will be sold through and for non-profit organizations. However I am not asking for a monetary donation and there is no charge to you for participating. In addition to being a charitable fundraiser the purpose is also to publicize and promote Kentucky tourism, business, universities, industry, government leaders, and most of all the celebrities such as Actresses, Actors, Professional Sports, Musician, Authors, who were born, lived, or have ties to Kentucky.

We have over 175 recipes and hope to have an additional 50 in time for publication. Some examples of recipes we have are:

Pat Banks (Water Color Artist) Curried Seafood Salad

Vice President Alben Barkley Kentucky Spoon Bread
(Submitted by his Granddaughter)

Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus (TV Hannah Montana) Secret Recipe

Dippin Dot Ice Cream (CEO Curt Jones) Floating Fruit Cobbler

Tom T. Hall (Country Singer) Sausage Casserole

Naomi Judd (Country Singer) Cheese Wafers

Senator Mitch McConnell Senate Bean Soup

Patti’s 1880’s (Restaurant) Sawdust Pie

Mollie Sims (TV Las Vegas) Red Velvet Cake

Weller Haus (Bed & Breakfast) Pineapple Walnut Cake

White Hall (Historic Home) White Hall Biscuits

I would be grateful if you could send me your favorite recipe and a brief statement about why you like it (did your mother, spouse, or another relative make it something special). If you love to cook tell why this is your favorite recipe.

The recipes will be listed in alphabetical order by the name of the business, organization, or the individual’s last name as shown above. Thank you so much for helping me with this project. Again, there is no charge for this. I just want people to know about the wonderful state of Kentucky. If you could send the recipe within 30 days, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
Pam Whinnery

P.S. Please consider participating in this project as it would be good publicity for your business and would help numerous worthwhile organizations.

Don't forget to bookmark this page and checkback often to see and hear about the most current searches for recipes and those who are contributing.

Thanks! Pam Whinnery

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