Season 6, Episode 11
04/13/2019

Chocolate Gravy , Dip Dogs and Cast Iron 

Amy visits with Verlon Thompson (singer, songwriter, and former partner with Guy Clark, who teams up often with Shawn Camp) and Verlon shares his memories of Chocolate Gravy and growing up in Oklahoma. https://www.verlonthompson.com

Fred Sauceman shares a segment about “The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowie and Marion Virginia, https://www.facebook.com/fred.sauceman

We hear from Dr. Katie Hoffman and hear about the “Cast Iron Clinic” that she and her husband Brett Tiller host in the region where they sell, restore, and help people care for their cast iron. www.facebook.com/Vintagekitchencastiron/

Century Harvest Farms Foundation is a sponsor for The Tennessee Farm Table https://centuryharvest.org/

News of events happening in our area that are food and farming in nature:

Charcuterie and Cocktails - April 26th, 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM - This is a ticketed event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/charcuterie-cocktails-fundraising-event-tickets-55910578044 

- Location: The Central Collective, Knoxville, TN. This is a signature event to raise awareness and establish support to address food insecurity in East, Tennessee and the benefitting organization will be: Good Samaritan Center in Louden County. For more information about Good Samaritan Center in Louden County https://goodsamloudoncounty.org/

April 13, 2019 Cast Iron Clinic at Three Rivers Market http://www.threeriversmarket.coop/

https://www.facebook.com/Vintagekitchencastiron/

“Chocolate Gravy Recipe”

“Chocolate Gravy” is not exclusive to Appalachian cooking, but it is commonly associated with Southern Cooking. It is typically served over hot biscuits, some people would have this often, for others, only on special occasions. While it does have a good bit of white sugar, it doesn’t have as much fat as we usually associate with gravy. This recipe calls for 1 Tablespoon of butter at the end of the cooking process.

Ingredients:
1/4 c cocoa powder
3 T all purpose flour 
3/4 c white sugar
2 c milk
1 Tb soft butter
2 Tb Vanilla extract
Directions:
Whisk the cocoa, flour, and sugar together in a bowl until there are no lumps. Pour the milk into the mixture and whisk until well incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until its consistency is similar to gravy, 7 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir the butter and vanilla into the mixture until the butter is melted. Serve immediately.
*Usually served over hot biscuits

Amy’s chocolate gravy on a biscuit!

Amy’s chocolate gravy on a biscuit!

“The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia Photo by Fred Sauceman.

“The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia Photo by Fred Sauceman.



Fred Sauceman pictured in “The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia. Photo from Fred Sauceman.

Fred Sauceman pictured in “The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia. Photo from Fred Sauceman.

Dip Dogs served at “The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia. Photo from Fred Sauceman.

Dip Dogs served at “The Highway Drive In” or “The Dip Dog Stand” on Route 11 between Chilhowee and Marian Virginia. Photo from Fred Sauceman.

A cast iron pan from Vintage Kitchen Cast Iron and Collectables who will be hosting the Cast Iron Clinic Saturday, April 13th at Three Rivers Market, Knoxville. They conduct these Cast Iron Clinics several times a year in the Appalachian region connect with them at:  www.facebook.com/Vintagekitchencastiron/

A cast iron pan from Vintage Kitchen Cast Iron and Collectables who will be hosting the Cast Iron Clinic Saturday, April 13th at Three Rivers Market, Knoxville. They conduct these Cast Iron Clinics several times a year in the Appalachian region connect with them at: www.facebook.com/Vintagekitchencastiron/

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