Recent News from the University Press of Kentucky

  • Bourbon Desserts: Always-in-the-Pantry Bourbon Pound Cake
  • “Bourbon does for me what the piece of cake did for Proust.”—Walker Percy Why not combine the two? What better way to celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month than with this home-cook staple from Lynn Marie Hulsman’s Bourbon Desserts. Introducing the recipe, Hulsman says, “The loveliest thing about about pound cake, though, is that it’s rootsy.” […]

  • Biography Subject, Alonzo Cushing, Wins Medal of Honor
  • Almost 150 years after his death in the battle of Gettysburg in July of 1863, Alonzo Cushing, first lieutenant of Battery A, 4th U.S. Artillery, has received the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. On Monday, President Obama officially bestowed the honor on Cushing along with Command Sergeant Major […]

  • 10 Books to Help You Celebrate Bourbon Heritage Month Like a Kentuckian
  • Nobody in Kentucky needs a reason to celebrate bourbon more than we already do each day, but if Congress wants to dedicate a whole month to the cause, we certainly won’t object. Thankfully, Congress did just that in 2007 when it declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month. Over the past decade, bourbon has exploded on […]

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