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Kentucky Derby Misinformation (sort of)

G,Marian Stafford | Apr 30, 2003 01:39 PM

No one puts bourbon in Burgoo...
No one drinks Bourbon with Burgoo, yuk!
My husband was a taster for Brown Foreman as part of his college coop with Speed Schol University of Louisville and says he hopes BF wasn't watching!
We are Louisville natives, and remember Burgoo (back) in the fifties...It was never meant to be a Derby food per se, but one can certainly serve it with impunity. Burgoo is a fall stew, made with hunters' spoil, but as evolved using more domesticatd meats. It is probably a cousin to Irish stew. Yes, we have had it at our Derby parties. Beaten biscuits are meant to be eaten with country ham, sliced thin (thinly, as "Martha" says)and piled on the biscuits. Yum!
Yes, it was an insult to those men!! Bourbon is taken very seriously, and not to be dallied with.
Derby Pie, modern invention, I think!! However, sounds great.
No one knowns how to make a Mint Julep, the King of drinks!! My husband and Tom Mitchell of Memphis, know how! Again, YUM!
Derby foods that we like include, strawberries and xxx sugar, strawberry shortcake, coconut cake, oysters, if you can still get them, Benedictine sandwiches made famous by Jenny Benedict and her sandwich shop. The Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Louisville held there first meetings in her shop. Several books for re--Jr. League Cookbook as a section on Derby food Marian Flexner, author of books that might be out of print, but worth looking up, and last, Ciss Craig, food editor for the Louisville Courier Journal. Might take some tracking down, on these. E me if you want receipt for Benedictine sandwiches, ie. cucumber cream sandwiches. Ta!Ta! GMStafford

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