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Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle with Allyson & Chris Virden of East, Tennessee

Gatlinburg, Tennessee residents Allyson and Chris Virden have come up with a proprietary pepper blend called "Olde Virden's Red Hot Sprinkle". Hear their story. East, Tennessee proud. 
Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) shares a spicy, honey, almond butter recipe. 

 

Allyson & Chris Virden of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, makers of Olde Virden Red Hot Sprinkle

Allyson & Chris Virden of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, makers of Olde Virden Red Hot Sprinkle

https://oldevirdens.com/

https://oldevirdens.com/

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Cowgirl Creamery and the Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event

Peg & Sue, Co-Owners of Cowgirl Creamery. These two women let us know about their business, and thoughts on wholesome, organic, agriculture and foods. They attended the University of Tennessee and now want to give back to this region by helping to support regional agriculture and hospitality concerns. One way they are doing this is by sponsoring the 1st Annual Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event. This is an event that celebrates the food, culture and agriculture of our region.

Connect with Cowgirl Creamery here: https://cowgirlcreamery.com/

Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/

Peg and Sue of Cowgirl Creamery. (Photo from Cowgirl Creamery website) Connect with Cowgirl Creamery here: https://cowgirlcreamery.com/

Peg and Sue of Cowgirl Creamery. (Photo from Cowgirl Creamery website) Connect with Cowgirl Creamery here: https://cowgirlcreamery.com/

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Muscadines and Scuppernongs!

September 30, 2017 Show Notes: Muscadines, muscadines, muscadines!
-All about muscadines and muscadine wine by way of James Riddle from The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, visit www.wineryatsevenspringsfarm.com.
Link to The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/    Win tickets here: https://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/great-smoky-mountain-food-day-event-tickets/
-Kathy Butcher of Rocker Top Organic Vineyard & Wineryhttps://agriculture.tn.gov/Marketing.asp?QSTRING=DETAIL&DISPLAY=2431
-Chuck Hembree of Hembree Muscadine Farm (see listing below)
-Mary “Dee Dee” Constantine - Food writer from the Knoxville News Sentinel with 2 muscadine recipes
-Link to “The Mother Scuppernong Vine” on Roanoke Island, NC. https://www.ourstate.com/mother-vine/

A Listing of U-Pick Muscadine Farms.
-Call ahead for hours and fruit availability before making the drive.
Cove Vineyard 491 Smalley Ln, Kingston, TN 37763, (865) 776-7924
https://www.facebook.com/CoveVineyard/  
**If things go as previous years we will be open each weekend ( Sat & Sun ) 11am -6pm thru the end of October. If there is rain or it's extremly wet we will not be open. The road in just gets too bad in wet weather. I look forward to seeing you there. Thanks, Sam

Nolichucky Vineyard (Allan) 6600 Fish Hatchery Rd, Russellville, TN 37860, Phone: Phone: 423-312-6755, Union County: http://nolichuckyvineyard.com

Hembree’s Muscadine Farm (Chuck and Brenda Hembree ) 1984 Old Lake City Hwy., Clinton, Tennessee Phone: (865)-264-4464 *Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call Ahead.

Black Oak Farms 7235 Corryton Road, Corryton, Tennessee 37721 Phone: (865) 687-6900 http://www.blackoakfarmstn.com/

Tsali Notch Vineyard 140 Harrison Rd, Madisonville, TN Monroe County 37354 Phone: (423) 506-9895http://tsalinotch.com/

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Scuppernongs picked from Hembree Muscadine Farm in Anderson County, Tennessee.

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Sheri Castle, The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event, The Long Table Knoxville

September 23 Show Notes:
A visit with food writer Sheri Castle on her work, cookbooks, and feelings on Southern Comfort Food. Plus her topic as key note speaker at the Great Smoky Mountain Food Day Event, October 6 & 7 in Knoxville. 
-A visit with Jeffrey Dealejandro on "The Long Table Dinner" taking place September 24th in the Old City in Knoxville to benefit CSA Beardsley Farm in Knoxville.

Links to guests & topics:
Sheri Castle: https://www.shericastle.com/
Great Smoky Mountain Food Days Event: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/
The Long Table Dinner Event: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076644
CSA Beardsley Farm: http://www.beardsleyfarm.org/
Jeffrey Dealejandro, Owner & Chef of OliBea: https://www.facebook.com/olibeaoldcity/

Sheri Castle holding a copy of her cookbook "The Southern Living Community Cookbook, Celebrating Food and Fellowship in the American South".

Sheri Castle holding a copy of her cookbook "The Southern Living Community Cookbook, Celebrating Food and Fellowship in the American South".

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Remote Area Medical "Ram Ranger" program at River's Edge Farm, Grainger County, Tennessee.

Amy visits with Remote Area Medical (RAM) founder Stan Brock as Stan describes the work of RAM (headquartered in Rockford, Tennessee) for individuals in need after natural disasters or inability to access healthcare. Stan also describes the "Ram Ranger" program and the RAM farm in Grainger County, Tennessee where this program is taught. Connect with RAM here: 
https://ramusa.org/about/ram-rangers/

***RAM needs volunteers to provide comfort, assistance, and adoption to animals rescued from hurricane Harvey & Irma. They hope you may provide a home for these animals as well. Please contact RAM at the link above.


"The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days”, an event celebrating the food of the Great Smoky Mountains shaped by the mountains, climate and people”. This event will take place Friday October 6th and Saturday October 7th at the University of Tennessee Welcome Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. With a Smoky Mountain inspired dinner Friday evening of soup beans, corn bread & banana pudding,  And on Saturday a full day of presentations, panels, and discussion on preservation, fermentation, farming, and culture along with key note speaker, southern food writer Sheri Castle. This event is the first installment from an endowment of UT Grads Peg & Sue, creators of the highly successful Cowgirl Creamery. Details and ticket information at: www.greatsmokymountainfooddays.com, and by instagram at: #GSMFOODDAYS

6th Annual Niota Fried Green Tomato Festival will take place This event takes place Saturday September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (https://www.facebook.com/events/314089372375744/
 

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Beans with Mary Phillips, Fred Sauceman, and Bill Best

Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee shares with us wisdom on canning, marriage, white half runners and peanut beans. Fred Sauceman tells a story about heirloom seed saver Bill Best, and beans.

Plus, news about an event that features the foods of the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee entitled The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days, October 6 - 7th, 2017. Details and ticket information at: www.greatsmokymountainfooddays.com, and by instagram at: #GSMFOODDAYS

Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee shares with us canning wisdom, the signs, the difference between white half runners and peanut beans and a little marriage wisdom. Mary is kin to the Walker Family who used to make their home in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Phot by her Grand Daughter Amy Sawyer.  

Mary Phillips of Friendsville, Tennessee shares with us canning wisdom, the signs, the difference between white half runners and peanut beans and a little marriage wisdom. Mary is kin to the Walker Family who used to make their home in the Great Smoky Mountains National park. Phot by her Grand Daughter Amy Sawyer.
 

Painting of Bill Best by Amy Campbell. Print is available for sale under "Art for sale" link.

Painting of Bill Best by Amy Campbell. Print is available for sale under "Art for sale" link.

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Post Modern Spirits in the historic Old City, Knoxville, Tennessee

Post Modern Spirits owners Eric McNew (co-owner of @Knoxfoodie) & Stanton Webster let us know about some of the spirits they are producing at their new business. Postmodernspirits.com

The Great Smoky Mountain Food Days event details: http://greatsmokymountainfooddays.com/

Farm to table dinner with JEM farm and the craft brewers from Last Days of Autumn are cooking up this Tuesday, August 29th from 6:30 - 9:30. Details: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/506009679732774/

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Earl Cruze, Cruze Farm Dairy history, & dating, plus Colleen Cruze Bhatti on ice cream & buttermilk

A visit between cutting hay on a hot summer day with Cruze Dairy Farm's Earl Cruze & Colleen Cruze Bhatti  in East Knox County, Tennessee. 

Colleen Cruze Bhatti & Biscuit Boss John Craig during BiscuitFest 2017 at the Mast General Store (just next door to Cruze Farm Dairy Store on Gay St. in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee). 

Colleen Cruze Bhatti & Biscuit Boss John Craig during BiscuitFest 2017 at the Mast General Store (just next door to Cruze Farm Dairy Store on Gay St. in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee). 

The Cruze Farm Dairy store front at 408 Gay St. Knoxville, Tennessee. http://www.cruzefarm.com/

The Cruze Farm Dairy store front at 408 Gay St. Knoxville, Tennessee. http://www.cruzefarm.com/

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Ron Downer - The little known brew master & judge behind some of East Tennessee's most famous beers- And Hops in the Hills Brew Festival.

Ron Downer, the little known man behind some of our region's most beloved craft brews & one of the judges for Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Fest. Amy's guest, part of her feature on Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, a celebration of fermentation.  https://www.facebook.com/hopsinthehills/ 
 

Ron Downer (Photo taken at Black Berry Farm Brewery) where he developed the recipes for many of the beers they produce today.

Ron Downer (Photo taken at Black Berry Farm Brewery) where he developed the recipes for many of the beers they produce today.

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Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival, a celebration of fermentation, Maryville, TN

Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival
We visit with Christine Collins who will let us know about a craft brew festival upcoming in Maryville TN called Hops in the Hills - this is a celebration of fermentation where science and agriculture meet. Christineis part of a group of people who work to make this festival happen. 
This festival takes place Saturday, June 24 from 5:00 - 9:00 p.m. as part of the weekend long Hot Summer Nights Festival on the streets of downtown, Maryville, TN.

Christine Collins lets us know about the 3rd Annual Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Festival, Maryville, TN - June 24, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. http://www.hopsinthehills.com/

Christine Collins lets us know about the 3rd Annual Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Festival, Maryville, TN - June 24, 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. http://www.hopsinthehills.com/

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Who was JC Holdway? A visit with James Beard Award Winning Chef Joseph Lenn, his Granny & Mama

Who was JC Holdway?  Why is Chef Joseph Lenn's restaurant named after his Uncle Joe? This podcast is a visit with James Beard Award Winning Chef Joseph Lenn along with Joseph's Mother (Emily Lenn), and his Grandmother (JC Holdway's sister, Juanita Evans). We hear their memories of Uncle Joe, and the inspiration behind the restaurant JC Holdway. The restaurant is owned and operated by the James Beard Award winning Chef Joseph Lenn.

PUS! Fred Sauceman shares a Chow Chow recipe that he learned in the kitchen of Janette & Joe Carter family in Hilton's Virginia. 

A portrait of J.C. Holdway, Chef Joseph Lenn's Uncle Joe painted by Amy Campbell in 2016. Details about the restaurant JC Holdway

A portrait of J.C. Holdway, Chef Joseph Lenn's Uncle Joe painted by Amy Campbell in 2016. Details about the restaurant JC Holdway

 

 

 

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Ronni Lundy mess'n with greens from "Victuals", and Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb, Asheville, NC

2 time James Beard Award winner Ronni Lundy reads “Messin’ With Greens”, from her book “Victuals” , plus an early pioneer of local taste in fine dining, early visions while chef at Black Berry Farm, Walalnd, TN  with Chef John Fleer, of Rhubarb, Asheville, NC.

Ronni Lundy reads from her chapter "Messin' with greens" from her 2 time James Beard award winning book "Victuals". 

Ronni Lundy reads from her chapter "Messin' with greens" from her 2 time James Beard award winning book "Victuals". 

This is Ronni Lundy's coffee table, full of treats the day I drove over to her home to visit and record a few of her stories before her book tour for "Victuals". 

This is Ronni Lundy's coffee table, full of treats the day I drove over to her home to visit and record a few of her stories before her book tour for "Victuals". 

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Ronni Lundy with "Drive In Strawberry Pie". Fred Sauceman "Strawberries & Mother's Day"

May 6, Show Notes: "Strawberry Show":
Ronni Lundy (James Beard Award winning Author for cook book of the year for her book “Victuals”) with her story about “Drive in Strawberry Pie”. Fred Sauceman on strawberries, Wayne Scott, and Mother’s Day. Dee Dee Constantine and Strawberry Jam Recipe. David & Linda Lay on farming strawberries and playing traditional music. Plus news on the @Nine lakes Wine Festival & ticket drawing. 

Connect with Ronni Lundy: http://ronnilundy.com/

Fred Sauceman with his story about strawberries, Wayne Scott, and Mother’s Day. https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

Wine festival ticket drawing: http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/wine-festival-ticket-drawing/

Nine Lakes Wine Festival Link:  https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

Dee Dee Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) and a recipe for Strawberry Jam: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

David and Linda Lay. Musicians and Strawberry farmers from Rogersville, TN.: https://www.facebook.com/david.lay.372  

James Beard Award winner Ronni Lundy: http://ronnilundy.com/

James Beard Award winner Ronni Lundy: http://ronnilundy.com/

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“Farm Market Fresh”

April 29, Show Notes:
Amy visits with Dr. Chris Sneed, PhD, Extension Specialist, UT Extension Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee. We discuss the program developed by Dr. Sneed and Janie Burney, PhD, RD called “Farm Market Fresh”. The primary objective of this program is to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption by limited-resource families.  By using their SNAP benefits at farmers’ markets accepting EBT, families can have greater access to fruits and vegetables and learn how to select, prepare and store them in healthy ways. 
Contact Dr. Sneed by phone at: (865) 200-4534, or by email: csneed@utk.edu.
https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Food/FarmersMarketFresh.aspx

Spring Onion Soup recipe from Mary Constantine, contact:  https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

Nine Lakes Wine Festival information, location, tickets : https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

Enter to win a pair of tickets at this link: http://www.tennesseefarmtable.com/wine-festival-ticket-drawing/

Contact Dr. Sneed by phone at: (865) 200-4534, or by email: csneed@utk.edu. https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Food/FarmersMarketFresh.aspx

Contact Dr. Sneed by phone at: (865) 200-4534, or by email: csneed@utk.edu.

https://ag.tennessee.edu/fcs/Pages/Food/FarmersMarketFresh.aspx

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Muscadine Wine & The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Maynardville, TN

-Muscadine wine by way of Rick Riddle of The Winery at 7 Springs Farm in Maynardville, TN   https://www.facebook.com/theWineryatsevenspringsfarm/

-A recipe for Blackberry wine cake from Mary Constantine Food writer from the Knoxville Knoxville News Sentinelhttps://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3

Plus an entertaining tale about Thunder road, Junior Johnson, revenuers and the front porch by way of Rick Riddle 

-Win tickets to the Nine Lakes Wine Festival, 2017. https://www.ninelakeswinefestival.com/

Rick Riddle holding a bottle of the award winning Muscadine wine from The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Maynardville, TN.  https://www.facebook.com/theWineryatsevenspringsfarm/

Rick Riddle holding a bottle of the award winning Muscadine wine from The Winery at Seven Springs Farm, Maynardville, TN.  https://www.facebook.com/theWineryatsevenspringsfarm/

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Dustin & Stacey Busby, Private Catering & Chef, Appalachian Fest, Knoxville. Fred Sauceman & Red Bud Jelly & Tennessee Food events!

Dustin & Stacey Busby of Alcoa, TN, owners of the private chef and catering company DSB Provisions
-Fred Sauceman's 
story about Red Bud Jelly from Johnson City, TN.
-Dr. Campbell fishing tip according to the budding of the red bud trees from Knoxville, TN.
-2nd Annual Appalachian Fest (Cornbread, apple cake, singing, poetry, and storytelling).
Date: 4.1.2017, Time: 5:30 p/m/ - 9 p.m., More information Facebook.
Links to events:
Mule Day Details: Marc 27th through April 2nd, 2017 •  http://muleday.org/about/
The 21st Annual Cornbread Festival: South Pittsburg, TN, APRIL 29 & 30,2017•  http://nationalcornbread.com/

Illustration drawn to describe the 2nd Appalachian Festival, Knoxville by Amy Campbell

Illustration drawn to describe the 2nd Appalachian Festival, Knoxville by Amy Campbell

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