Heritage Alliance seeks recipes for new cookbook

Send entries by mail to the Heritage Alliance, 212 E. Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659, or submit by email to Programming Coordinator Megan Cullen Tewell at mtewell@heritageall.org.

The Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia is asking local residents to submit their favorite recipes for a new project. The request comes as part of an initiative to create the organization’s first-ever community cookbook.

The cookbook represents an effort to celebrate Appalachian foodways by collecting, preserving and sharing local recipes.

The Heritage Alliance is accepting submissions until Aug. 16. Categories include: appetizers, soups and salads, side dishes and vegetables, main dishes, breads and rolls, desserts and miscellaneous. Contributors can submit as many entries as they like, and their names will appear in the cookbook alongside their dishes. The final product will be published and available for sale by the end of 2020, and it will feature various recipes, as well as information about the history and culture of Appalachian food.

This community-based project is part of the programming for the Heritage Alliance’s inaugural Taste of Tennessee event, an online Appalachian food festival that launches Saturday, Aug. 22.

Send entries by mail to the Heritage Alliance, 212 E. Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659, or submit by email to Programming Coordinator Megan Cullen Tewell at mtewell@heritageall.org.

To learn more about the community cookbook, the Taste of Tennessee, or the Heritage Alliance, call (423) 753-9580 or email info@heritageall.org. You can also visit the Heritage Alliance website at www.heritageall.org.