New Cookbook Features Mountain Chefs
Blue Ridge Books now has copies of the new cookbook, Chefs of the Mountains: Restaurants & Recipes from Western North Carolina, by John E. Batchelor. The cookbook features Keith Davis from The Swag Country Inn and an article on the Sunburst Trout Farm.
Western North Carolina is an established tourist destination with ski slopes, hiking trails, scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, national and state parks, and numerous other recreational offerings. The region is also a popular real-estate mecca for retirees and vacation home buyers. These factors, combined with the local food movement that has grown up around the cultural communities in Asheville, Boone, and Blowing Rock, are a welcoming environment for fine dining and an irresistible attraction for a number of remarkable chefs.
Chefs of the Mountains: Restaurants and Recipes from Western North Carolina provides a guide to finding these culinary gems plus the tools to re-create favorite dining experiences in the home, and many of the restaurants are close enough to Haywood County to try for dinner.