The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook

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Schmid Master Chef with his Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook

Chef Albert Schmid Wins Accolades

This cookbookoffers interesting possibilities for bourbon lovers. I have tried the Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Balls Recipe and was definitely not disappointed. I have more selections to showcase, as we move closer to Kentucky Derby.

Kentucky Colonels Candy Chocolate Bourbon and Pecans

I had the pleasure of meeting Chef Albert Schmid at Sullivan University’s Incredible Food Show back in October. A quiet smile with just a twinkle of mischief in his eyes, I really wish I had allotted more time to chat with the Master Chef.

A Louisville resident, Schmid is well-know in hotel and restaurant circles for his book, Hospitality Manager’s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits (2nd Edition)

Cooking with Bourbon…That’s the Spirit!

Schmid’s latest book, The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook features over fifty recipes that include Bourbon. The seasonal approach is Kentucky’s Bourbon lore painted against the likes of Bourbon Beignets, Kentucky Bourbon Pancakes and the signature drink of Kentucky in May, the Mint Julep.

Recipes range from main courses to desserts.

Schmid’s work was recently awarded the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in the Cooking with Beer, Wine, or Spirits Category. As a University of Kentucky alumni, and a fan of UK’s Kentucky Press I’ll just tell you we Kentucky sippers raise our glass to Schmid.

The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook looks destined to be one of my favorites. I might even try the Hot Buttered Bourbon Oatmeal for breakfast next week.

Until then, I dream of Kentucky Derby Week and a menu filled with bourbon!
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Other Recipe and Cookbooks about Bourbon

Knob Creek Manhatten Cocktail

A Little More Bourbon
Kentucky Colonel Bourbon Balls Recipe
White Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Truffles

Bourbon Sorghum Caramels Recipe
Brown Derby Cocktail Recipe

About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.