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Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking: A Memoir of Farm and Family by Robert G. Netherland

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The author, Robert G. Netherland, is the great, great, great grandson of Richard Netherland, who bought, in 1818, an Inn on the Holston River near Kingsport, Tennessee. It served both as a river stop and a stop on an old stage coach road. It is now a museum on the National Register of Historic places. For the first twenty years of his life, from 1946 until 1966, the author lived on the farm of his maternal grandparents, about twelve miles south of the Netherland Inn, near Surgoinsville, Tennessee. This book consists primarily of recipes from that farm at that time along with many memories and explanations of farm life and food culture. “In Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking, a sixth generation highlander writes from the heart and captures not only the food and culture of southern Appalachia, but also the strength and leadership of highly acclaimed women. With its country biscuits, pear butter, and leather britches, Appalachia enjoys an amazing food tradition that is distinct from that of the wider South.” – Mark Sohn.

Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 2016. 234 pages with an index of recipes, a list of suggested meals combining these recipes, and photos. Trade paperback