I have a recipe for bourbon bread pudding that will make your toes curl. It comes from a cookbook called Splendor in the Bluegrass, and comes from a chef at the Oak Room in an old, old, old hotel in Louisville, KY. The hotel is now called the Seelbach Hilton and is a lovely place. The Oak Room is like a set out of an old movie.
I can't post the recipe because of copyright laws, but if you want it I can PM it to you.
"As a girl I had zero interest in the stove." - Julia Child
This is real inspiration. Look what Julia became!