Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Recipe from Kentucky Down Under included in The Kentucky Cookbook!!!

Author and Kentucky native Pam Whinnery will be signing her Celebrity Cookbooks this weekend, Saturday, June 30 at the Horse Cave, KY Book Fest 2012, along with over 100 authors from across the nation. Whinnery’s book signing of both her Kentucky and Tennessee cookbooks is serving as a fundraiser for the Kentucky Repertory Theatre.

Now in its sixth printing the cookbook, “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities” is a celebration of all things Kentucky. It not only has recipes from famous celebrities such as Bill Monroe, Ashley Judd, and magician Lance Burton, but recipes from various historical locations, tourist attractions, and unique Kentucky celebrations.

The bestselling author has had the opportunity to participate in several of these incredible celebrations. Joe Pruitt, organizer of the National Corvette Homecoming ask her to do a book signing at the event as a fundraiser for the Bowling Green Chapter of the American Cancer Society. The Annual Homecoming is in Bowling Green, which is the home of the only Corvette plant in the world and the National Corvette Museum.

Probably the most unusual and fun event is the Annual Great Outhouse Blowout Race held at Penn’s Store in Gravel Switch, KY (near Danville). The September event is carried live on ESPN. The celebration first started in 1992 as an Outhouse Dedication Ceremony at America's oldest country store, still in ownership and operation by the same family since 1845. The historic '92 event included performances by Chet Atkins and Bill Edd Wheeler. Dawn Lane Osborn, granddaughter of Alma 'Tincy' Penn invited Pam to do a book signing as a fundraiser for Penn’s Store and its OUTHOUSE, which are listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, a Kentucky Historical Landmark, and a Kentucky Centennial Business.

Her second cookbook “Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities,” which is in its third printing has recipes from Reese Witherspoon, Elvis, & basketball legend Lionel Hollins. The cookbook was part of a book signing by the author and John Carter Cash at the 40th Annual Museum of Appalachia Fall Homecoming. This celebration is honoring Appalachian Folk life through music and crafts.

Come join the fun this Saturday, 10am-6pm at Horse Cave, KY. If you cannot attend this amazing book event, but would like a copy of Whinnery’s cookbooks, or would like to use them as a fundraiser for a non-profit organization in your community, you may contact the author at: Pamela Whinnery, 5754 Lovelaceville Rd. Paducah, KY, 42001; e-mail whinneryw@bellsouth.net, or she can be reached at 270-554-5332. For more information on the cookbooks, go to her website: https://sites.google.com/site/celebritycookbooks/home The suggested retail price is $19.95 each with 50% of the cost going to the non-profit organization.