Season 5, Episode 44
December 29, 2018

“Traditional New Years Day Good Luck Foods” from 3 different cultures on the latest episode of The Tennessee Farm Table - Appalachian Black eyed peas, collard greens and cornbread in the form of “Hoppin’ John” with Martha Boggs (Owner of the Bistro at the Bijou, Knoxville) - Asian noodles and greens and Lisa Smith’s Hoppin John Recipe with Mary Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel) - And I’ll deliver a recipe for the Greek good luck Vasillapita cake.

Links:
Mary Dee Dee Constantine: https://www.facebook.com/deedee.constantine.3
Martha Boggs, owner of “The Bistro” at the Bijou: http://www.thebistroatthebijou.com/
Sponsor of The Tennessee Farm Table Century Harvest Farms & Foundation: https://www.facebook.com/centuryharvest/
Emi Sunshine (Sings our theme song): http://theemisunshine.com/

Recipes:

Vasillopita Cake Recipe link: Recipe from Krystina Castella and photography from Renee Anjanette Photography: https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/vasilopita-361412

Asian Noodles & Greens from Mary ‘Dee Dee” Constantine (Food writer for the Knoxville News Sentinel):

Ingredients:
Angel Hair pasta (or any long noodles you would like to use)
Fresh, washed Collard greens
Sesame Oil
Olive Oil
sesame seed
Salt
Red Papper Flakes

Directions:
Bring pasta to a boil and add collards to boiling water and leave in there until pasta is cooked.
In a large, separate pan, saute mushrooms in a little bit of olive oil and soy sauce.
Drain pasta and collards.
Add drained pasta and collards to the pan with the mushrooms.
Sprinkle with Sesame Oil, Sesame seed, a little salt, some red pepper flakes for a kick and serve warm.

Collard greens in a basket my Grandfather bought from the square in Canton, Mississippi nearly 30 years ago. Photo by Amy Campbell.

Collard greens in a basket my Grandfather bought from the square in Canton, Mississippi nearly 30 years ago. Photo by Amy Campbell.

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