WHAT DO THEY BOTH HAVE IN COMMON?
They both have ties to Kentucky and I have a recipe from one of them! This is what makes Kentucky so special. All the wonderful people and places that can be found in the Bluegrass State.
Lily Tomlin and Charles Dickens not only have ties to Kentucky, but to extreme Western Kentucky (Ballard County). Charles Dickens purchased land in Ballard County, while still living in London, England in the 1800’s. He came to America to see his land and eventually wrote “American Notes” in 1865 discussing his trip. Lily Tomlin sent me a recipe for the cookbook. She was born in Michigan, but stayed with her grandmother during the summers in Ballard County. She still has relatives that live there. I also have a recipe from Wickliffe Mounds and Research Center and a museum (Barlow House) that was the home of Vivian Barlow. He was the music teacher at a private school in New England and taught the John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. All of this is what makes Kentucky so great!
Ballard County is located where the Ohio River and Mississippi River join. Hunting is a major part of their economy. I would love to get more recipes from their hunting lodges, restaurants, businesses and recipes similar to these from all over Kentucky.
Check back again and I will have information on other celebrities that have sent recipes.
Hal Riddle (Actor) born 1917 in Fulton, Kentucky
Living in the Motion Picture & Television Fund Country House, Woodland Hills, California
Tom Kennedy (Game Show Host) Born in Louisville, Kentucky
Robert Penn Warren (Author) Born in 1905 in Guthrie, Kentucky
(Deceased) Would like recipe from relative or close associate Kentucky