About the Author

Dayna Seelig is a retired professor of 27 years from Morehead State University.  She was raised to appreciate traditional southern cuisine that included baking, cooking, canning, and preserving with her grandmothers.  She was raised in Lexington and on a thoroughbred horse farm in Flemingsburg, KY.

Cooking and baking provide a relaxing outlet for her creative energies and she loves to watch her friends and family enjoy each other around a table of food.

She lives in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky with her husband, Mike.  Both sons, Rian Brown and Justin Brown, are wonderful cooks and have their own specialty items.  And the tradition is being passed along to the next generation. The first question their two grandchildren, Hadlee and Quinn Brown, ask as soon as they come to her house is “what do we get to bake today?”.

Watch a segment on WKYT-TV·         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o7cvdjS5f0

Watch Connections with Renee Shaw on KET https://www.ket.org/living/kentucky-spirited-chef-dayna-seelig/

Follow Dayna on :

Facebook: Kentucky Spirited Chef

Twitter: @kyspiritedchef


Photos on this site:  Author Photos: Dylan Lambert Photography  Book Cover Photos: Top left, Kat Wagers with editing by Jeffrey Liles. Bottom right, Kat Wagers. Turtles, Dylan Lambert. Other food photos, Dayna Seelig.