This extraordinary collection of more than 300 scrumptious recipes from Kentucky kitchens was gathered during the 1980s by Kentucky Images Magazine. After being successfully tested, the recipes appeared in the Good Kentucky Cookin’ section of the magazine between 1980 and 1986. The recipes are presented in this unique collection by Executive Editor Robert A. Powell. The cover illustration is by Karen Sue Powell, who created the illustrations for the Good Kentucky Cookin’ section of the magazine as well as cover art for the special edition collections presented by the magazine. America has always been a transient society. When the pioneers ventured across the vast mountains and settled in the wilderness that became Kentucky, the yearning for social engagement became crucial. The curious, wandering traveler was always welcome to stop for a rest; to visit and partake of a meal or refreshment while spinning yarns of his wondrous adventures. Any excuse for a social gathering was accepted, and food was most certainly an important part of any group related activity. The favorite recipe was shared. Many became known by their special dish. Kentuckians became well-known for exceptional hospitality and phenomenal cuisine.