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Comfort Food & The Good Life

The latest issue of House Beautiful features the first cookbook from Blackberry Farms, and the recipes look wonderful. The cookbook is available starting 20 October and would make a great Christmas or birthday gift for the aspiring chef in your life! I can't wait to pick up a copy so I can try several of the recipes for Thanksgiving dinner. The author of the book, Sam Beall, who was raised on the farm, is actually going to be taping the Martha Stewart Show on 23 October, so be sure to catch that as well!
Blackberry Farms is located in Tennessee and is considered one of America's best small luxury hotels. It combines southern sophistication and country charm into one beautiful package of rolling hills. Although I've never actually visited, it certainly will make the 10th wedding anniversary list.

About the Cookbook: Recipes for the Good Life.
Blackberry Farm's premier farm-to-table restaurant blends traditional Appalachian cooking with elevated techniques of New Southern chefs — the same spirit celebrated in proprietor Sam Beall's new cookbook. Woven among recipes are stories about the history of the region and photographs that capture the character of this magical place. Whether you’ve visited before or are here for the first time, let The Blackberry Farm Cookbook bring you back to the good life.

About Blackberry Farms: In 1940, Mrs. Florida Lasier of Chicago snagged her silk stockings on a wild blackberry bramble while exploring the idyllic Smoky Mountain foothills, and Blackberry Farm was born. Thirty-six years later, the Beall family invested their hearts and souls in the same romantic site that became their family home and lifelong passion. Today, one of America's most celebrated intimate luxury hotels beckons discerning guests who aspire to escape modern-day frenzy and slip into a Blackberry state of mind. Situated on a pastoral 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm will show you the many reasons why the 2004 Zagat Survey rated our property as the #1 Small Hotel in America.


  1. OK...I must be seriously disturbed. Why do I live in TN and have never heard of this fabulous place?! I am ashamed! I will have to go google now. That would be an awesome gift! Hope your having a great day! = )

  2. maybe that could be our next trip! i've always wanted to go but it's VERY pricey. oh well. mama

  3. I love Blackberry Farms. Their omelets are to. die. for. My brother knows Sam and works with him a great deal on the wines that they serve (my brother is a wine importer) so when he comes in town he stays on the property. Random fact - Did you know Sam's parents are the ones that started Ruby Tuesday?


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