Cornbread Nation 3 Foods of the Mountain South

ISBN-10: 0807856568
ISBN-13: 9780807856567
Edition: 2005
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Description: The stories, poems, and essays gathered in "Cornbread Nation 3: Foods of the Mountain South were born along the winding roads of Appalachia, in the vales of the Ozarks, and in the flatlands beyond, where mountain people traveled in the hillbilly  More...

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

The stories, poems, and essays gathered in "Cornbread Nation 3: Foods of the Mountain South were born along the winding roads of Appalachia, in the vales of the Ozarks, and in the flatlands beyond, where mountain people traveled in the hillbilly diaspora. Here, wisdom is gleaned in coal-mining camps, at roadside vegetable stands, at dinners on church grounds, and on shady front porches. In these tantalizing pieces, leather britches are set to dry in a classic rite, the sweetness of corn approaches the divine, a bean without strings brooks no flavor, and the arrival of autumn brings the heady scent of the ripe and secretive pawpaw. The volume's contributors include trailblazing writers from the past and present--Tony Earley, Michael McFee, Marilou Awiakta, Frank X. Walker, and Harriet Arnow--who demonstrate the power of connectedness among families and neighbors and remind us that earth's greatest treasures grow from well-tended seeds. As a special bonus, this edition of the Southern Foodways Alliance annual anthology contains lyrics to the Cornbread Nation anthem by acclaimed West Virginia singer/songwriter Tim O'Brien.

Ronni Lundy, a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, is a journalist and author of several cookbooks, includingShuck Beans, Stack Cakes, and Honest Fried Chicken: The Heart and Soul of Southern Country KitchensandButter Beans to Blackberries: Recipes from the Southern Garden.

Introduction
I offer you a gift
Compass for our journey
Cornbread communion
Two grandmothers
A man and his beans
Leatherbritches
Beating the biscuits in Appalachia : race, class, and gender politics of women baking bread
A theory of pole beans
Where I'm from
Raised by women
Taking stock of being Appalachian
Steep
From oats to grits, mutton to pork : North British foodways in Southern Appalachia
Plenty
On the Appalachian trail
Homesick
The dollmaker
Cooked food
Grandma's table
Roadside table
Affrilachia
Holy manna
Ramp suppers, biodiversity, and the integrity of the mountains
April in Helvetia : 1995
A talk with Adriana Trigiani
Two Americas, two restaurants, one town
The anthropology of table manners from geophagy onward
Syrup boiling
To the unconverted
Of possums and papaws
A passion for bacon
Mad squirrels and Kentuckians
The oyster shucker's song
The fruit of temptation
A pawpaw primer
Going for peaches, Fredericksburg, Texas
Tales of dough and dowry : fried pies in Tennessee
The pumpkin field
Stand buy your yam : the lure of the Southern produce stand
Farmer's market
Of sorghum syrup, cushaws, mountain barbecue, soup beans, and black iron skillets
A garden in Kentucky
Of fall days and harvesting, and falling in love
Back to the bayou
Bill
Falling for my husband

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