KFC Releases Free Col. Sanders Autobiography, Cookbook

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If you were hoping to snag the recipe for the Colonel's secret blend of spices, you're not going to find it in his latest cookbook.

Colonel Sanders, the creator of Southern fast food, has a cookbook and autobiography that will be released June 4 on Facebook. Facebook users that "like" the KFC page will be able to download the online book for free.  Viewers can get a sneak peak of the book before its release on the site.

In November, KFC announced that they had found the autobiography in their archives.  Although the book is only available for online printing, they will be offering 11 hard copies of the book to Facebook fans.

"This book, written in 1966, is about a man's life and the food he's cooked, eaten and served. That man is me. The food I've liked, the work I've done and the way I think are all the same things. It's not such a farfetched idea. A lot of learned men think people really are the food they've eaten," Sanders writes in the intro. Harlan Sanders died in 1980.

Even without the spice blend recipe, the Colonel's recipes sound pretty good.

"But there will be cornbread stuffing, light bread, hot biscuits with honey butter, chicken pot pie, hushpuppies, fried tomatoes, potato pancakes, pecan pie (and the flaky crust that goes with it), baked apple dumplings and a whole lot of other just plain American country cooking."

The Colonel's upside down peach cobbler and potato pancake recipe from the book are currently available on the Facebook page.