Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blue Ridges, Boiled Peanuts and Belly

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

We didn't spend all of our time in Asheville eating a drinking - we did get out and experience some of the lovely surrounding scenery. One day we took a nice drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Ok, back to food. On the way, we stopped in at the WNC Farmer's Market. Just outside of Asheville, it is open 7 days a week.

Here we tried boiled peanuts for the first time. Once you get past the initial shock of soft peanuts, they were actually pretty good.

Boiled Peanuts at the WNC Farmer's Market near Asheville, North Carolina

There was a lot of nice pork product for sale, including big hunks of cured pork belly:

Cured Pork Side at the WNC Farmer's Market near Asheville, North Carolina

And cured hams:

Cured Pork Products at the WNC Farmer's Market near Asheville, North Carolina

We bought some really nice ham hock and a big slice of country ham. In retrospect, though, I wish we'd gotten a whole ham to take home with us.

2 comments:

  1. What a great blog! I'm glad you seem to have enjoyed your time in Asheville - I write about all kinds of Asheville happenings at carolinamornings.blogspot.com. I'm really glad to see you visited (and wrote) about our Farmer's Market - it's a great one! Take care :)

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  2. Kelly - we really enjoyed our stay in Asheville. It was one of our favorite stops on our west-to-east coast road trip.

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