Bluegrass Gatherings, awarded “Best Cookbook” in two categories by USA Book News

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LOUISVILLE, KY (November 2013) — The Junior League of Louisville’s (JLL) cookbook, Bluegrass Gatherings: Entertaining through Kentucky’s Seasons, was recently named “Best Cookbook: General” and “Best Cookbook: Regional” by the 2013 USA Best Book Awards.

The annual Best Book Awards, hosted by USA Books News, recognizes titles from all areas of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published. Entries are judged on design, content, and overall appeal. As a winner, Bluegrass Gatherings will receive a ten-month book listing on, national media and industry exposure, promotion on social media sites, and the honor of being an award-winning title.
Bluegrass Gatherings—the official cookbook of the 2014 Kentucky Derby Festival—
is a seasonal, menu-based cookbook that features fresh, local ingredients. It includes recipes from celebrated Louisville chefs and restaurants, a wine pairing guide, highlights of local farms and events, entertaining tips, and a Kentucky produce buying guide. It also includes photography of 20-plus recipes and scenes from around the Commonwealth.

100% of the proceeds from cookbook sales support JLL’s mission of promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. You can support the JLL’s mission by purchasing a copy of Bluegrass Gatherings.

Founded in 1921, JLL is dedicated to the betterment of women, children, and families through volunteerism and leadership training. League members contribute countless hours of community service, and influence thousands of lives, through numerous hands-on projects every year. For more information about JLL and its charitable initiatives, visit the League’s website.


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