Maggie Green and “The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook”


Maggie Green, a seasonal cooking expert who specializes in culinary nutrition from Lexington, Kentucky, spoke at our WKU Libraries Kentucky Live series in Barnes and Noble about her new book The Kentucky Fresh Cookbook on the evening of September 8, 2011.

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Maggie Green is a seasonal cooking expert who specializes in culinary nutrition.  A native of Lexington, Kentucky she’s a food and nutrition graduate of the University of Kentucky and the Culinary Arts Management program at Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies in Louisville as well as licensed dietician in Kentucky and Ohio.

She’s served as a personal chef for over 100 clients in the Greater Cincinnati area and as a director of a food service department for a retirement center.  Following that she spent seven years working with the “Joy of Cooking” Kitchen on recipe development and testing and served as writer, editor and editorial liaison for the 75th anniversary edition of the Joy of Cooking.

Maggie Green Head Shot

Maggie Green Head Shot

She owns The Green Apron Company, a consulting firm specializing in culinary nutrition and cookbook development.  She also serves on the Medical Advisory Board for Humana’s Active Outlook Program where she writes food and nutrition content for their award winning magazines.

Maggie Green's Book Cover

Maggie Green's Book Cover

Her newest book the Kentucky Fresh Cookbook was published in 2011 by the University Press of Kentucky.  She organizes more than 200 recipes by season, incorporate Kentucky-grown and produced-food, and gives helpful buying tips on everything from produce to wine and even discusses the pros and cons of organic food.  Reviewers comment that she writes simple, clear, seasonally appropriate recipes “that are guaranteed  crowd-pleasers.” Many of her recipes incorporate Kentucky’s most famous beverage.   Her“Banana Bourbon Walnut French Toast,” and “Bourbon Mint Slushies” are but two examples.  She even gives you tips on how to grill fish or butterfly and split a whole chicken.  In between there’s lots of good home tales and sage advice.


She’s the first speaker in this year’s Kentucky Live! Series on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 1680 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY.  She’ll be talking about season cooking in Kentucky and signing copies of her new book.  We hope you’ll join us.

Call 270-745-6121 or more information.


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