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Robert Netherland to present on his book ‘Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking’ July 26

Submitted by Lynn Patterson

BOONE, N.C.—Robert Netherland will share his interpretation of southern cooking in the Appalachian Mountains on Wednesday, July 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Broyhill Family Room (421) in Belk Library and Information Commons, during a library-sponsored author talk.

View larger imageRobert Netherland’s book on southern cooking in the Appalachian Mountains is part memoir, part cookbook.

Netherland was raised on his family’s farm in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, on the Holston River. His book, “Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking,” is part family memoir, part cookbook. In it, he shares his memories of life on a farm which included harvesting, hog killing, canning, family dinners and community celebrations.

In an online commentary about the book, the reviewer writes, “In sharing his experiences, Netherland reminds us of a time when prepackaged and plastic-wrapped food didn’t line our counters and fill our cabinets, but in its place were baskets of seasonal fruit, canned vegetables, fresh baked breads, and hot-from-the-oven cobblers. ‘Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking’ is more than just a nostalgic memoir of farming and food, it’s also filled with healthy, simple, everyday eats for the modern cook.”

Special refreshments made from recipes in the book will be served at the talk, including a version of Netherland’s mother’s deviled eggs and old-fashioned molasses cookies. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. Free parking is available in the library deck. For more information, call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.

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