The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery

The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery The Foxfire group are dedicated to preserving and recording the traditions of America s Appalachian area and this book of over recipes with black and white photography of the people of the area

  • Title: The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery
  • Author: Linda Garland Page Eliot Wigginton
  • ISBN: 9780517218136
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Foxfire group are dedicated to preserving and recording the traditions of America s Appalachian area, and this book of over 500 recipes, with black and white photography of the people of the area, is a classic from them The food is nutritious, easy to prepare, and totally unpretentious, including recipes for potato candy, cry baby cookies, lime pickles, and much .

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    • Tim says:

      I have the original 1984 paperback edition of this marvellous, historical cookbook.These were the people Horace Kepart wrote about in Our Southern Highlanders in 1913, people with whom he lived with, with a certain amount of suspicion and mistrust on their part !This is an admirable attempt by Foxfire to keep alive, and bring to a wider audience, the food culture of a people that have been cooking the same things in the same way for generations.Kephart would have recognised many of the recipes a [...]

    • Rivkah says:

      Love this book: it is one of those that does not diminish a story by trying to get all the facts straight, but on the other hand most of these recipes are replicable in a modern kitchen. The butchering and lye-baths are perhaps beyond me at the moment, though and now I really want a wood cookstove Yes, I did read it from front to back and yes I do use some of the recipes. It would also make an excellent camping cookbook, with some of the basic recipes and techniques.

    • Cynthia says:

      Foxfire books have valuable information and this one is on good Appalachian food. Memories came flooding back from my years of growing up in the Appalachian Mountains. Good wholesome food without the preservatives.

    • Andrea says:

      If you want to know how to butcher a chicken, cook on an old fashioned wood stove, make your own yeast, cook a raccoon or other wild animals, this book has some useful information. Some things don't have enough information like the section on making cheese. Since I've made cheese I understood the process described but I wouldn't try it based only on the information given here. I liked the stories and anecdotes about how things used to be done. This isn't just a cookbook. It has the dialogue from [...]

    • Jennifer says:

      Foxfire is such an interesting project. I can't believe I didn't learn about it until recently. And this cookbook really gives you sense of how people really cooked on fires, coal stoves, wood-fired ones. It is also helping me polish the recipes I got from my mother-in-law (she didn't leave anything out intentionally, but some things just don't turn out like hers). The beans I can never get right - I've got a couple new ideas for making them turn out more like hers. I'm confident one of the reci [...]

    • Alexia Sabor says:

      This book chronicles Appalachian foodways that were already fast disappearing when the book was first written in the early 1980s and are almost certainly all but gone today. It's a collection of memories and recipes, the latter limited to things that are reproducible in a modern kitchen. An engaging piece of modern food anthropology.

    • Fredrick Danysh says:

      The people who complied the Foxfire series of story collections of the Appalachia Mountains have collected some old times recipes and cooking techniques of the region.

    • Dawn Vanderpool says:

      Fantastic stories and old recipes.

    • Absurd Book Nerd says:

      Love the stories. Reminds me of sitting around listening to my grandparents talk about their childhood.

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