TENNESSEE COOKBOOK REFERENCES
From Artist and Contributor Dolph Smith
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2011 1:22 PM
KENTUCKY COOKBOOK REFERENCES
I recently had the opportunity to visit Louisville, Kentucky for the National Beta Club Conventions. I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for the wonderful gift you provided me, a copy of the cookbook, Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities, along with your personal note of “God’s Blessings”. My husband (representing Louisiana) served with Bob Bright (who represents the great state of Kentucky) on the Board of Directors of Beta Club. Being from Louisiana, we love to eat (lol). Also, one of my favorite hobbies is my love of cooking and willingness to try new recipes. I have 8 grandchildren, six of which are girls. Two of the girls, ages 9 and 11 participated in cooking classes at the local university this summer. I can see where the recipe for Achy Breaky Cake by Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus would be a great follow-up activity with them, since they both love Hannah Montana.
Thank you again for sharing traditions from your great state with me. My husband and I were blown away at the wonderful hospitality shown to us by Bob Bright, Jennifer Richard and Sherry Radford while we were in Louisville.
Jean F. Reaux
Lynda W. Closson, Duncan Tavern Chairman
3970 Knob Lick Pike, Stanford, KY 40484
Phone: 606-365-1776 Fax: 606-365-1775
April 26, 2010
To Whom it may concern:
As the Chairman of the Board of the Duncan Tavern Historic Center is my duty to find innovative ways to raise additional money for the daily management and maintenance of this beautiful historic site. The cookbook Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities provided a perfect opportunity to raise these funds. Therefore, we invited Pam Whinnery to attend the state conference of the Kentucky Society DAR where we sold this wonderful and most interesting cookbook and Pam signed each copy that was sold. It was a huge success!
She spent two days at our conference and we sold over 100 cookbooks. The ladies attending the conference who bought the books have responded with very positive comments on our website about how interesting the cookbook is and how unique it is to Kentucky. The books were bought as gifts for speakers for chapter meetings as well as for personal use.
We do hope we can get Pam to do this again and we are looking forward to her next release. Pam is most generous in offering nonprofit organizations a wonderful opportunity to sell this cookbook and make additional funds for their favorite project. In our case the funds went to our state headquarters built in 1788 that also contains an in-house museum, genealogical library and meeting facilities.
Lynda W. Closson
Morganfield Lion's Club
Boone County High School Band Boosters
To Whom It May Concern:
Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities is one of the best recipe books I have had the pleasure to come across. Pam Whinnery has compiled many wonderful recipes from some well-known and not so well-known people and places of Kentucky. This collection of recipes is easy to make and delicious.
The background information Pam collected about each person and place really makes the recipe come alive. You feel like you know the person or place.
Boone County High School Band had a very successful fundraiser with this recipe book. They were easy to sell and people ordered even once the books were delivered.
Pam is gracious, easy to work with and willing to work with you in any way. This fundraiser went very smooth. I recommend this recipe book to anyone and to any group who needs a good money maker.
Secretary, Fundraiser Chairperson, BCHS Band
Lyon County Chamber of Commerce
October 1, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
The Lyon County Chamber of Commerce serves the cities of Eddyville and Kuttawa as well as Lyon County. However, as a very small organization we are always looking for good ways to raise funds to help us to promote our region. When Pam Whinnery contacted us about selling her cookbook Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities, we were very excited. Both of the cities in Lyon County have annual festivals, one in the summer the other in the fall. Her cookbook has been very well received by our local population and everyone is thrilled to have her personally autograph each copy.
Personally, I am enthralled by the paragraph she added at the end of each recipe. What a wonderful way to spread more of the history of Kentucky as well as to remind people of the many famous people who are from Kentucky.
Please feel free to contact me, if you would like to discuss this book further.
Immanuel Lutheran Church LWML
March 20, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
Immanuel LWML is the womenâ€™s group at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murray, Kentucky. Our group sold copies of Pamela Whinneryâ€™s celebrity cookbook Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities as a fundraiser in November and December of 2008. The cookbook was very well received and was easy to sell.
In addition to the many and varied recipes it contains, the book is also a treat to read. The special paragraph at the end of each recipe introduces the donor of the recipe, and makes the cookbook a unique Kentucky history lesson. Our organization was very pleased with the professional appearance of the book and the ease with which it sold.
Immanuel LWML Treasurer
Paducah Cooperative Ministry
“Doing God’s Work with Human Hands”
PADUCAH COOPERATIVE MINISTRY
402 Legion Drive, Paducah, KY 42003 – (270) 442-6795
Heidi Suhrheinrich, Director
March 16, 2009
To Whom it May Concern,
The Paducah Cooperative Ministry is delighted to provide this letter of reference for Pamela Whinnery’s cookbook “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities.” The Paducah Cooperative Ministry is very pleased to have be a beneficiary of local cookbook sales. I have known Pam for several years and believe she has put together a wonderful project for everyone to enjoy and share. I am very happy to help spread the word!
Women's Outpost Ministry
Lanita Bradley Boyd
3l Winston Hill Rood Fort Thomas, KY 40175-1047
March 9, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities has been a big hit in the Cincinnati area! Northern Kentucky is a substantial part of the metropolitan area and many Cincinnatians have Kentucky roots. I was recently at a dinner where the hostess tried the "Achy Breaky Cake" recipe for the first time and got rave reviews. I've also had comments that it's the kind of recipe book that's fun reading, just to learn the little tidbits included about various Kentucky people.
Pam Whinnery is offering a great service for nonprofit groups to raise money during this economic
crisis. Sales in restaurants are down and grocery sales are up; people are cooking at home again! So
it's a great time to furnish people with new and interesting recipes that their families will enjoy.
I offered to order the cookbook for two groups that I help with: KICKS (Kids Involved in Christ's Kingdom & Sports) in Cincinnati and Women's Outpost Ministry in Kentucky, and both not only sold all from their first order but have had me order again. As the word spreads, more and more people are interested in buying the book.
I’ll be glad to talk to you about Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities if you need more details about how we sold and distributed the books.
Lanita B. Boyd