Seven years ago, Kathy Mayfield was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time, she could not see past the treatments and loss of hair, or even imagine that she would one day write a cookbook.
At book signings, Mayfield talks about cooking and recipes, but she also talks about what a pleasant experience it is to have a book with her name on it. Sterling Bits (McClanahan, $19.95) has a Bluegrass equestrian theme with menus planned around Keeneland, The Red Mile, Junior League Horse Show, polo and fox hunting. Mayfield came up with recipes for Sterling Bits, and Suzy Smith illustrated the book with sketches of horses and riders.
The women will sign copies of their book at Just Us Girls gift shop from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
I will sign my cookbook, Flavors of Kentucky at the same time at the gift shop's holiday open house. Just Us Girls is at 2392 Woodhill Drive, next door to Purdon Rental. Call (859) 269-0312. Hours for the holiday open house are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Gayle Deaton of Beattyville is looking for recipes and memories from current and former Lee Countians to include in a book.
The title of Deaton's book, Three Forks Full, comes "from the fact that the North Fork, South Fork, and Middle Fork have their confluence at Beattyville," she said.
The book is a fund-raiser for the Lee County Public Library. Contact Deaton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food for Thought luncheon is Nov. 17
The Kentucky Historical Society's Food for Thought luncheon this month focuses on Jesse Stuart.
James Gifford of the Jesse Stuart Foundation will speak at noon Nov. 17 at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History in Frankfort.
The menu includes cranberry feta pinwheels; fall salad with mixed greens, pears, spiced pecans, cranberries and balsamic dressing; hot Brown casserole; roasted vegetables, including butternut squash, carrots, red peppers, sweet onions and green beans; and fresh apple cake.
Tickets are $23, or $18 for KHS members. Contact Julia Curry at (502) 564-1792 or Julia.Curry@ky.gov. The reservations deadline is Nov. 12.
Volunteers needed for Million Meal project
Volunteers are needed to help prepare food packets for the Million Meal Feast project. The meal packets will be sent to organizations that feed starving children in Haiti and North Korea. One million meals will provide 5,000 children with one meal a day for a year.
Participants will measure, bag, weigh and box the food Monday through Nov. 17 at Tates Creek Christian Church, 3150 Tates Creek Road, and Centrepointe Church, 865 Greendale Road. Available shifts are 4 to 6 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 9 to 11 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
Contact Cindy Fawcett at email@example.com or Brad Allred at firstname.lastname@example.org.