The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm
Savor the culinary rhythms of Blackberry Farm, a world-class resort and working farm nestled in the rolling hills of east Tennessee. Drawing on wisdom passed down through generations of mountain residents, the farm’s chefs, artisans and gardeners combine Smoky Mountain traditions with modern Southern innovations to create “Foothills Cuisine.” In this impressive volume, proprietor Sam Beall shares farm-to-table recipes and menus based on the natural bounty of eight micro-seasons or “times.” You’ll taste the seasons and the land in local specialties like Green Tomato Pie; Morels with Scrambled Eggs, Watercress, and Bacon Broth; Sumac-Dusted Brook Trout with Carolina Gold Rice Grits; Red-Eye Brined Smoked Pork Loin; Peanut Butter Pie; Vanilla Roasted Peaches; and Steamed Pumpkin Puddings with Tennessee Rum Hard Sauce. Interspersed throughout the book are lessons in artisanal techniques—from making cheeses and curing meats to canning and preserving homegrown fruits and vegetables. Filled with lavish color photography of Blackberry Farm’s signature dishes, majestic scenery and seasonal traditions, this inspiring book brings home the delectable spirit of a truly magical place. Hardcover, 288 pages.