It is of course the most famous American horse race. I am here to talk about some of the food and drink favorites. PHOTOS BELOW LINKS!!
MINT JULEP: Must have a mint julep in a mint julep silver cup.
See link below for recipe from "Early Times:
http://www.kentuckyderby.com/party/food-and-entertainment/libations/early-times-mint-julep ***** This is their recipe. Other good stuff on the website.
2 cups sugar ***** 2 cups water ***** sprigs of fresh mint ***** crushed ice ***** Early Times Kentucky Bourbon ***** Silver julep cups. You might want to do more research on this as some of the mint is to be muddled.
KENTUCKY BURGOO from Emeril Lagasse - link below
KENTUCKY HOT BROWNS - Brown Hotel in Louisville
HORSE RACE PIE - same link directly above
Check out this Triple Crown site: http://www.starchefs.com/triple_crown/html/
One of my favorite food websites: allrecipes.com 20 derby recipes: