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Asheville's Tupelo Honey set to publish 2nd cookbook in 2014



6/19/2012 - Asheville's Tupelo Honey set to publish 2nd cookbook in 2014
by Asheville Citizen Times

ASHEVILLE -- Tupelo Honey Cafe, Asheville's iconic eatery, has signed on to produce a second nationally distributed cookbook with publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing, scheduled for spring 2014.

Author Elizabeth Sims and executive chef Brian Sonoskus, who co-wrote "Tupelo Honey Cafe: Spirited Recipes From Asheville's New South Kitchen," published in 2011, will team up again.

"We are grateful for the opportunity not only to work with Andrews McMeel again but to do so with a project that is so meaningful," said Tupelo Honey Cafe owner Steve Frabitore.

"We are passionate about the food, culture, heritage, traditions and beautiful natural resources of the Appalachian region."

The new cookbook will be more regionally focused with a nod to the culinary and historic traditions of the Mountain South. It will utilize the geographic spine of the southern Appalachian mountains: the Blue Ridge Parkway.

The broader regional approach is in part a reflection of the restaurant's plan to open a new restaurant in Knoxville, Tenn., later this year, as well as in Tennessee's Tri-Cities area around Johnson City.

In its first year of publication, Tupelo Honey will donate $2 from every book sold through the restaurant or its online store to the nonprofit Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

"Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway is one of the largest friends groups nationally with a membership of over 9,000 members," said Friends director Susan Mills. "We are thrilled for this new national cookbook, which will be a part of our organization's 25th anniversary of service to the Blue Ridge Parkway."

"We are proud to give back to the area through flavorful recipes that encourage families and friends to gather around their respective tables," Frabitore said.

The upcoming cookbook will feature approximately 125 recipes, full-color photography of both food and landscapes, and some historical and culinary tradition information.

For more information about Tupelo Honey Cafe, visit For more information on Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, go to

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