In college, my boyfriend, Graham, took a writing class based on Cincinnati. Each week local writers came in and spoke to the class about their work. One day he texted me from class and said, “Don’t be mad, but the speaker in class today is an editor for the Joy of Cooking.”
If only he would have looked at his syllabus before class. He would have known the speaker was going to be an editor of a famous cookbook. I could have gone to class with him! Knowing I would be jealous, Graham got the speaker’s business card to give me as a consolation prize.
That speaker was Maggie Green, who has since become my writing coach, mentor, and friend. Maggie is a Kentucky native and has published two cookbooks on Kentucky cooking, The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook and Tasting Kentucky.
Tasting Kentucky, her latest book, features favorite recipes from the Bluegrass State. You’ll find Kentucky classics like Hot Browns, burgoo, and mint juleps. Maggie has also included modern recipes from chefs like Edward Lee of 610 Magnolia in Louisville. I’m thrilled to share her recipe for Kentucky Marbled Bourbon Pound Cake.
Marbled Bourbon Pound Cake Recipe
Buy the Book: Tasting Kentucky by Maggie Green
Be sure to check out Maggie’s first book: The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook