Thursday, January 13, 2011



Friend’s of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park are contributors of a historical recipe for “The Forrest Family Molasses Pie” to the Tennessee Cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities.” They are also selling the cookbook as a fundraiser for the park.

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, Eva near Camden, TN is named for one of the greatest & best-known cavalry raiders of the Civil War. His operations were concentrated along the Tenn. River, where the park is located. It includes a River Folklife Museum located at the summit of Pilot Knob, highest point in West Tennessee, so named because it was used as a landmark by the early riverboat captains (pilots).

This year, 2011 is the beginning of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. The approaching 150th Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War (2011-2015) offers the current generation of Americans a most important opportunity to know, discuss, and commemorate this country's greatest national crisis, while at the same time exploring its enduring relevance in the 21st century.

I will be doing various book signings for both cookbooks "Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities" and "Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities" throughout Kentucky and Tennessee in conjunction with the 3-year event. The Kentucky Cookbook has recipes for Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Battle of Perryville, Columbus Belmont State Park, and Camp Nelson. Check back to my blogspot or website for additional information on book signings and events.

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