Blackberry Farm

About the Cookbooks

About the Cookbooks

The Foothills Cuisine® of Blackberry Farm

A hidden gem tucked into the rolling hills of east Tennessee, Blackberry Farm is consistently heralded as one of the best luxury hotels and resorts in the country. Every day, the outstanding cuisine created in Blackberry's kitchens weaves its spell over guests. Now, The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm brings the inn's artisanal food techniques and beloved recipes to every home cook —and along the way, reveals the secrets passed down through the generations in this rich and storied Southern region.

Blackberry Farm's deeply authentic farm-to-table food features the bounty of homegrown ingredients and artisanal products such as cheeses, preserves, and cured meats made on the property. Foothills Cuisine arises from the farm's location, where one ridgeline separates the country mountain cooking to their south from the haute cuisine of Knoxville to their north. The resulting dishes blend the wisdom of past residents of Smoky Mountains with the refined techniques of the new Southern cuisine today.

The beauty and flavor of this food originates from the natural rhythms of the farm, reflected eight “times,” or seasons, that allows cooks to coax the headiest dishes out of what's fresh and best. In Come Grass Time (when the first fragile green shoots appear), you're find a menu of Skillet Corn Bread, Beans and Greens with Pepper Vinegar, and Peanut Butter Pie. Harvest Time is celebrated with Zucchini Ceasar Salad with Singing Brook Cheese Crisp, Rice Flour — Crusted Pike, and a simple yet sublime dessert of Vanilla-Roasted Peaches.

Four artisanal craft sections will guide you in making your own preserving, canning, and curing classics, such as homemade ricotta or apple butter, fresh pork sausage or home-cured bacon, even transformative twists like Pickled Beets and Strawberries.

Filled with stunning photography of the inspired dishes and of the gardens, hills, mountains, creeks, and other beauties of the ten-thousand-acre property, The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm will help you bring the spirit of this amazing place into your home.

Recipes for the Good Life.

Blackberry Farm's premier farm-to-table restaurant blends traditional Appalachian cooking with elevated techniques of New Southern chefs — the same spirit celebrated in proprietor Sam Beall's new cookbook. Woven among recipes are stories about the history of the region and photographs that capture the character of this magical place. Whether you’ve visited before or are here for the first time, let The Blackberry Farm Cookbook bring you back to the good life.

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