LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A manuscript hidden for decades shows
Colonel Harland Sanders was more than an entrepreneur with a
special fried chicken recipe and a vision that helped create the
fast-food industry. It reveals that the white-jacketed man had his
eye on another lucrative market - celebrity food books.
The recent discovery of the unpublished text shows that while
Sanders was helping build Kentucky Fried Chicken into a global
brand, he was recording his life and love of food for the world.
The typewritten manuscript from the mid-1960s was found recently
by an employee rummaging through KFC's archives.
The Louisville-based company plans to offer up Sanders' writings
on the Internet.
The approximately 200-page document is full of homespun anecdotes and life lessons. It also includes a helping of his favorite personal recipes.
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