Sunday, January 10, 2010



I have exciting news! The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (they are non-profit) just purchased cookbooks to give as gifts to various dignitaries and business people that come to Lexington. I hope they will consider it as a promotional tool for the 2010 World Equestrian Games. Patricia Knight, Vice President of Finance and Operations said, "Visitors love things like this."

I want to start doing a blog on some of the people and places that contributed recipes to my cookbook. After all, it would never have been possible with out all these wonderful people.

Speaking of Lexington… I received a recipe from Historic Spindletop Hall

The History of Spindletop Hall & Farm

On November 13, 1925, Miles Frank Yount struck oil at the Spindletop field in Beaumont, Texas. The fields produced over 340,000 barrels of oil an acre per year, pumping in excess of 50 million barrels within 5 years. Miles Frank and wife Pansy established a stable of American Saddle bred horses, quickly becoming recognized as a leader in the industry.

Spindletop Hall & Farm was established in 1935 on 800 acres of land in Lexington, KY. When completed, the mansion housed 40 rooms and over 45,000 square feet of floor space.

Spindletop Hall’s Award-winning Chef Ed Valente contributed an amazing recipe, “Sweet Potato, Sorghum, & Bourbon Pie.” He and his culinary team provide a variety of menus to cater to every taste – from regional cuisine to casual fare to five-star gourmet dining.

If you are in the Lexington area, you must visit and dine at beautiful Spindletop Hall and if you want the recipe, you will have to buy a copy of “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities."

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