More than just a horse race, the Kentucky Derby, traditionally held the first Saturday in May, has been the opening event for Kentucky's Spring season for well over a hundred years. During the ten days preceding the Derby, there are hot air balloon races, steamboat races down the Ohio River, picnics, and parades; all wonderful reasons for parties and gatherings. There is also signature fashion for the Derby and of course food.
Traditional Kentucky Cooking
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It wouldn't be much of a Derby celebration without frosty ice-cold mint juleps with Kentucky bourbon and fresh mint leaves.
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These delicious open-faced turkey sandwiches are a Kentucky tradition. Serve them with a wilted spinach salad, chips, fries, or a light soup.
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This authentic Kentucky pie recipe was shared by Chef Nick Sundberg and Cathy Nichols, Pastry Chef for the famous Beaumont Inn.
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This spread can be used as a dip or a sandwich & canape ingredient. It was made popular at Louisville's Benedict's restaurant earlier in this century.