Biltmore Cooking

A few weeks ago I traveled to Asheville, North Carolina, specifically for the purpose of visiting Biltmore, a Chateauesque-styled mansion built by George Washington Vanderbilt II in the 1890s. It is the largest privately-owned home in the United States and is visual masterpiece to see in person. A narrative will be coming in the near future about my visit there, but in the meantime, I wanted to share some “Biltmore cooking” I did.

For a birthday present, I picked out Biltmore-Our Table To Yours: Chef’s Selection Cookbook. It’s a beautiful cookbook, filled with mouth watering photos of the dishes as well as interesting anecdotes about the Vanderbilt family and the meals that were prepared there. I also like it because the recipes are grouped into the four seasons of the year.

And the recipes that I tried out for dinner last night: 
Shrimp-stuffed soft shells in Chardonnay Thyme Sauce
(pre-baking and pre-sauce application)
Roasted Fresh Green Beans with Hazelnut Butter
And the finished product

Bon appetit!

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    June 13, 2011 at 4:52 am

    That looks devine! How did the Shrimp Shells with Chardonnay Thyme Sauce turn out? I’d love the recipe if you’re willing to share! The green beans looks yummy too! I just planted my plants out. It’ll be a while before I have fresh green beans from the garden!

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    the red headed traveler
    June 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    They turned out really good and were especially yummy! I’ll email you the recipe tonight. The green beans were good although from the produce section of the supermarket not a personal garden like yours would be πŸ™‚

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