Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Memoirs of a Colonel: Autobiography of KFC Founder Harland Sanders Discovered

A recently re-discovered manuscript written by Kentucky Fried Chicken mogul and philanthropist Colonel Harland Sanders is set to be published, and includes 33 of the Colonel's never-before-published recipes.

The always dapper gentleman Colonel Sanders, who passed away in 1980, became an international icon with his famous 11 Secret Herbs and Spices recipe for his Southern Comfort food staple that has since gone on to become one of the most popular fast food franchises in the world. The Secret Recipe for his Kentucky Fried Chicken is kept under lock and key at the franchise's international headquarters in Louisville.

KFC announced that it was publishing the Colonel's memoirs exclusively through the chain's Facebook page  on June 4. KFC gave fans a sneak peek at the autobiography by posting two of the new recipes for upside-down peach cobbler and potato pancakes on their official page yesterday.

The manuscript, titled Colonel Harland Sanders: The Autobiography of the Original Celebrity Chef, was written by the Colonel in 1966, but it was not discovered until last year, hidden away in the company's archives. KFC has decided not to make the book available to brick and mortar bookstores, but will instead sell the title exclusively through online booksellers. The book also contains many rare photographs from the entrepreneur's private collection as well as personal anecdotes on how he became one of the world's most recognized and successful businessman. 

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