Enjoy an Appalachian Dinner and Show at The White Horse

Appalachian Swing

BLACK MOUNTAIN — Appalachian Appetite is a groundbreaking new cookbook from Madison County native Susi Gott Seguret.

The fiddling chef presents over 100 recipes that represent an innovative take on tradition, with contributions and stories from many of the mountain region’s best chefs, restaurants, and citizens. Samples of the recipes will be served during a special evening of regional gourmandise and music at the White Horse Black Mountain on

Samples of the recipes will be served during a special evening of regional gourmandise and music at the White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, April 22.

Dinner is served at 6:30 p.m. and music from Appalachian Swing begins at 8 p.m. Advance reservations are requested for dinner, either online atwww.whitehorseblackmountain.com or by calling 828-669-0816.

From Asheville to Nashville, from Oxford, Mississippi to Millinocket, Maine, when asked which cuisine most typifies America, chefs will tell you that it stems from the South, the heartbeat of which is Appalachia. The evening menu includes favorites from Appalachian Appetite, including Three Sisters Chowder with Tomato Ramp Quick Bread, prepared by the author, Ralph’s Chicken and Dumplings with Aunt Cora’s Pickles, prepared by Sherry & Marty Lewis, and Katie Hoffman’s Molasses Cake with Sorghum Whipped Cream, prepared by Beth Frith.

Food feeds the body and music feeds the soul, so after dinner entertainment will be served up byAppalachian Swing, a musical ensemble comprised of the author, plus Marty, Don and Ralph Lewis (ofThe Sons of Ralph), and bassist Bud Davis. Susie’s father Peter Gott, a longtime Madison County resident, noted traditional musician and folklorist, will also make a guest appearance.

Food and music in Appalachia have always been intertwined, as illustrated in the titles of a multitude of fiddle tunes and ballads: “Bile ’em Cabbage Down”, “Groundhog”, “Old Joe Clark”, “Mountain Dew”, “Cornbread, Molasses & Sassafras Tea”, “Shortenin’ Bread”, “Walkin’ in My Sleep”, “Leather Britches”, “The Crawdad Song”, and endless others.

With a diploma in Gastronomy and Taste from the Cordon Bleu and the Université de Reims, Susi Gott Seguret honed her culinary skills in France, where she resided for over 20 years. Passionate about elements of taste and style and how they extend from our palate into our daily lives, Susi strives to blend food, music, words and images into a tapestry for the senses.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance/$18 door.

Advance tickets available online at www.whitehorseblackmountain.com.

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.