Stepping Back in the History of Kentucky Food

Bobbie Smith BryantJacqueline L. Zeller

A wonderful event, which was sponsored by the Anderson Library and held at the Anderson Senior Center, was presented last night to many of our community residents.

The Kentucky Humanities Council presented an amazing program led by the Kentucky author, Bobbie Smith Bryant called “Cooking the Kentucky Way.” Bobbie, a native Kentuckian, told of her family’s heritage and farm. Learning many customs from her past generations, Bobbie also shared the history of early Kentucky life, farming and cooking traditions. Her stories were not only educating but were also very enlightening as she presented many stories of life in the early days of Kentucky. Her program concluded with a special treat for all. Bobbie demonstrated one of her families recipes of banana pudding (see below recipe).

For more information about her books, click here.

Next month’s program, “Infectious Disaster! The 1833 Lexington Cholera Epidemic” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 27th at 7:00 pm at the Anderson Senior Center. This program will be presented by Terry Foody. For more information, please call Jacqueline L. Zeller at 502-839-3754.

Banana Pudding

1 (6 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix

3 cups cold milk

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (8 ounce) Cool Whip, thawed

1 (11 ounce) box of vanilla wafers

5 – 6 vine ripe bananas, peeled and sliced.

1. In a large mixing bowl beat together vanilla pudding mix and milk for 2-3 minutes until it begins to thicken. Place into the refrigerator to set and cool for 5 minutes.

2. In a 13x9x2 glass dish layer the bottom with Nilla wafers, add a layer of sliced bananas over top of wafers.

3. Remove pudding from the refrigerator and blend in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until smooth and then fold in the thawed Cool Whip.

4. Pour enough pudding mixture over top of the first layer of wafers and bananas to cover, leaving some pudding for more layers.

5. Repeat layers of wafers,bananas and pudding.

6. End with a few wafers on top.

7. Cover and chill in refrigerator.

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