“Kentucky Cluster” of eight state with Kentucky at the center is half of the “Southern” cooking culinary region of the United States. The other half of the “Southern” culinary region is the “Southern Coast” culinary region. The “Southern Coast” culinary region is: District Colombia (Washington), and eight Southern states (Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana).The “Kentucky Cluster” of the Southern region is a “chicken” culinary zone. In contrast, “Southern Coast” of Southern region catches “finfish (marine & freshwater), catches “shellfish” (crustacean & mollusk) and both “fishes” are popular.
American eat 90 pounds of chicken per year; and Harland Sanders, “Twenty Favorite Recipes”, 1954 was the restaurateur’s cookbook of “Kentucky Cluster” side dishes and desserts for the entrée “Fried Chicken”. These recipe cards showed Harland Sanders mastery of Southern cooking to his franchise restaurant investors. The trade-secret recipe of “11 herbs and spices’ fried chicken was not his only great recipe.