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‘Tasting Kentucky’ author Green to discuss book Nov. 10

Registered dietitian, author and culinary nutrition consultant Maggie Green will be presenting about her latest book Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at Barnes & Noble (1680 Campbell Lane) as part of WKU Libraries’ Kentucky Live speaker series.


A native of Lexington, Green is a food and nutrition graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Culinary Arts Management program at Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies.

She’s served as a personal chef for over 100 clients in the Greater Cincinnati area and as a director of a food service department for a retirement center.  Following that she spent seven years working with the “Joy of Cooking” Kitchen on recipe development and testing and served as writer, editor and editorial liaison for the 75th anniversary edition of the Joy of Cooking. Green owns The Green Apron Company, a consulting firm specializing in culinary nutrition and cookbook development.  She also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Humana’s Active Outlook Program where she writes food and nutrition content for their award-winning magazines.

Maggie Green

Maggie Green

In here newest book Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass State she includes 102 recipes “both simple and sumptuous” from some of the finest restaurants, inns, cafes, and bed-and-breakfasts across the state. It’s the fourth state-inspired cookbook from publisher Farcountry Press and the first to cover a state east of the Mississippi River. The recipes selected showcase the flavors, tastes, and ingredients of Kentucky.  The mouthwatering photographs are the work of Sarah Jane Sanders, a food and editorial photographer based out of Lexington.  Here’s just a sampling: Jack’s Lounge Mint Julep from Louisville, Bar Manager Joy Perrine; the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Beans from the Bosley Family’s legendary restaurant in Owensboro; Country Boy Hash from Brie and Brad Golliher’s Boyce General Store in Alvaton; and for dessert Jackson’s Orchard Apple Strudel from the Home Café & Marketplace in Bowling Green where Joshua Poling is the Executive Chef.

After her presentation, Green will be available for book signings. Sponsored by Friends of WKU Libraries, this event is free and open to the public. For information, contact Brian Coutts, Department Head for Library Public Services, at (270) 745-6121.

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, (270) 991-7585 or jennifer.wilson@wku.edu

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