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Benedictine Spread for Mothers Day or Kentucky Derby Day


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With Mother’s Day and Kentucky Party Derby celebrations this weekend, one’s food musings turns to brunchs and luncheons. A traditional favorite at teas, benedictine spread sandwiches topped the charts over one hundred years ago, devised by a Louisville caterer Jennie Benedict.

Way back when, the little cucumber spread sandwiches were made with white bread, the bread rolled thin with a rolling pin, and the crusts trimmed. Sometimes served in cut circles, sometimes in traditional quartered points, the benedictine spread sandwiches were the toast of the Louisville elite.

Times have changed. I still enjoy Benedictine Spread on tea sandwiches, but for quick entertaining the spread is perfect for stuffing celery with. Creamy, with that cool cucumber crispness, Benedictine in all forms is still a favorite on the first Saturday in May.

And everyone knows, benedictines are NOT green.


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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.