Eating Like Appalachian Folk

 Eating Like Mountain Folk

With the Holidays coming up so soon, we’re getting more and more excited about all of the delicious food we’re about to eat.  Being apart of Appalachian culture means that we get some of the very best traditional holiday meals, and to keep them special we try to reserve them for holiday eating.  It was difficult to choose a recipe to highlight because, let's face it, Appalachia has some wickedly great food, but we managed to choose one for those of you coming to the area for a visit.

Buttermilk Cornbread

¾ cup butter

½ cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 cup buttermilk

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup all-purpose flour

½ teaspoon salt

This delicious cornbread is a staple at Appalachian holiday tables. To start, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Melt your butter in an 8 or 10 inch cast iron skillet (alternatively, you could use a square metal pan).  Remove about 1 cup of the butter and pour into a mixing bowl.  Stir in the sugar and quickly add the eggs - beating well until completely blended. Combine buttermilk and baking soda in a measuring cup - stir into the mixture in the pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour and salt until well blended (a few lumps are fine!). Pour the batter back into the warm skillet and bake for 35 minutes.  Sit back, relax, and get ready for the world’s best cornbread.

Stay Local

Carolina Mornings has dozens of amazing rentals in and around the Asheville area - each one as beautiful as the last. Many of our cabins have fully equipped kitchens - perfect for creating sumptuous holiday worthy meals. For a spacious kitchen with all the bells and whistles, check out Sapphire Sky - a gorgeous 3 bedroom home in the Scenic Wolf community with a pet friendly policy and breathtaking long range views. As you create your holiday meals for the whole family, you’ll fall in love with the granite counter-tops, the open floor plan, and the bright and sunny atmosphere.

To beginning planning your Appalachian getaway, contact Carolina Mornings at 877-902-9441. A professional Vacation Planner will help line up your vacation rental accommodations, Biltmore Estate ticket, and outdoor adventures such as ziplining and whitewater rafting (included with every Carolina Mornings Rental!)

By: Dana Carrico