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Gourmet’s Adventures With Ruth: Blackberry Farm, Tennessee

Airs Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. on KPBS TV

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the Blackberry Farm culinary resort ...

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Above: In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the Blackberry Farm culinary resort embodies the heritage of American cooking that is informing the fresh and simple way. In the first episode, Ruth and Academy Award-winner Frances McDormand roll up their sleeves and harvest their own dinner, as well as slide into waders to fly-fish for rainbow trout.

"Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth" invites viewers to travel the globe alongside host and Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl, her Gourmet colleagues and celebrity guests, as they visit exotic cooking schools and experience the local foods and traditions.

Episode One: Blackberry Farm, Tennessee

In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Blackberry Farm embodies the heritage of American cooking that is informing the fresh and simple way we want to cook right now. Join Ruth and Academy Award winner Frances McDormand at this culinary resort as they roll up their sleeves and harvest their own dinner, as well as slide into waders to fly-fish for rainbow trout.

“On the farm, there’s a kind of self-sufficiency, a way of looking at both the past and the future.” —Ruth Reichl

Recipes:

Ten-Hour Braised Lamb Neck with Wilted Creasy Greens

Grill-Roasted Potatoes

Radish Beet Terrine with Baby Arugula

Strawberry-Edlerflower Jam Tarts

Trout with Watercress, Roe, and Herb Broth

Sugar Snap Pea and Cheese Curd Salad

Video Excerpt: Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth: Blackberry Farm, Tennessee

For the series premiere, Ruth and actress Frances McDormand travel to Blackberry Farm, a Tennessee idyll where fly-fishing, beekeeping, and sophisticated Southern recipes are all on the menu.

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