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Tennessee Hometown Cookbook, Tennessee Home Cooking at its Best
Looking for fun things to do in Tennessee? Famous for its rich country-music scene, the beautiful Smoky Mountains, and abundant outdoor activities, Tennessee has it all. It’s also a culinary giant with a storied food history and some of the best barbecue the South has to offer. Now you can get a taste of all the Volunteer State has to offer with the Tennessee Hometown Cookbook. This Tennessee cookbook features some of the greatest Tennessee recipes by hometown cooks across the state, from classic Southern dishes to festival foods. The cookbook also highlights famous annual food festivals in Tennessee. You’ll enjoy special insights into these traditional celebrations of the food culture that makes Tennessee so unique.
Volunteer State Barbecue
Tennessee is also championed by natives as home of the nation’s best barbecue. It is certainly true that The Volunteer State has a history when it comes to delicious barbecue. From East Tennessee’s signature vinegar-based barbecue sauces to Western Tennessee’s wet-versus-dry ribs debate, a passion for great barbecue is obvious. Indeed, one of the state’s most famous festivals is Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass. Held the third weekend every May, this Sevierville tradition celebrates the beauty of spring with a barbecue championship and world-class bluegrass music from rising stars and bluegrass legends. The festival also has kids’ games, food vendors, and authentic mountain crafts from the Smoky Mountain foothills. Bring the spirit of the festival home with Tennessee Hometown’s Jack Black Barbecued Ribs festival recipe. With a custom rub and homemade sauce, this rack of ribs just can’t be beat.
Since 2003, Tennessee has honored the tomato as the state fruit. Additionally, several festivals celebrating the delicious red fruit have cropped up across Tennessee. One of East Tennessee’s largest free festivals is the Grainger County Tomato Festival. Celebrated in Rutledge each July, the event is fun for the whole family. Enjoy attractions like the famous Tomato Wars and the Mater Madness 5K run. There is also an art show, live music, the Grainger Opry, a beauty pageant, and exhibits featuring antique agricultural equipment. Visitors come out every year for great food, fresh Grainger County tomatoes, and other great produce. With nearly 26 years under its belt, the festival has become a staple for locals and visitors alike. Bring the festival’s flavors to your table with Tennessee Hometown’s Rich and Creamy Tomato Soup recipe. Pair this savory soup with your favorite grilled cheeses for the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up.
Tennesseans also love their strawberries. For more than 77 years, the Annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival has been celebrated in the town of Portland. Every May, festivalgoers gather for a week-long celebration of Portland’s strawberry industry. Attractions include a pageant, tractor pull, cruise-in, golf tournament, game show night, carnival, and more. Also enjoy a pancake breakfast, strawberry stride, live music, and even a strawberry eating contest. Tennessee Hometown features a recipe for Strawberry Salad, the perfect refresher for the health-conscious eater. Indulge without the guilt!
Get This Easy Recipe Cookbook Today
The Tennessee Hometown Cookbook is available for purchase through Great American Publishers, a publishing company specializing in best-selling cookbooks featuring easy, tried-and-true recipes sure to please the entire family. If you’re craving Southern food, or you just love Southern cooking, Great American Publishers is your one-stop shop. Browse a selection of Southern cookbooks packed with Southern recipes for Southern dishes and Southern dinner ideas great for any night of the week. Order your copy today.
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Sheila Simmons & Kent Whitaker