Being home to one of America’s first foodies makes Bowling Green proud! The biography of Duncan Hines was recently republished by the University of Kentucky press. Originally titled, “Duncan Hines: The Man behind the Cake Mix,” the new biography is “Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman became the Most Trusted Name in Food.”

Biographer Louis Hatchett thoroughly dives into the world of Duncan Hines with tales of his personal life, food road tripping and journey to become a legendary food icon. Hatchett will be speaking about the book at the Warren County Public Library Bob Kirby Branch on July 15 at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend and listen to more about Bowling Green’s native son. For more information on this event, please call 270-782-0252 or visit .

The annual Duncan Hines Festival held in Bowling Green is one of many ways we celebrate his life. Selected as a Top 20 Event for July this year by the Southeast Tourism Society, the 18th Annual Duncan Hines Festival will be held July 12 at Chaney’s Dairy Barn. You’ll find all your favorite events, including the Adventures in Good Baking Contest and Uncle Duncan’s Duck Derby, plus new activities for the whole family to enjoy. Find out more about the Duncan Hines Festival by visiting

You can also check out the Recommended by Duncan Hines exhibit at the Kentucky Museum and drive the scenic Duncan Hines Byway to see places that played an important role in his life. Find out more about the legendary man on our Duncan Hines microsite:

Happy eating!