All the talk about food measurements reminded me a of a story Pap once told me.
There was an older man who lived at the head of Pinelog when Pap was a boy. His name was George.
One day a trader came to see George about buying his milk cow.
The trader asked if the cow was a good milker. George told him “Now I hell she gives a waste of milk.”
Taking George’s comment to mean the cow gave so much milk that a lot of it went to waste the trader bought the cow.
Pap said a few weeks went by and that was more than enough time for the trader to realize the cow wasn’t a good milker. The trader came around to see George about the matter.
He said “I thought you said this cow as a good milker. I can’t hardly get her to give nothing.”
George said “Now I hell I told you she give a waste of milk. She gives enough to cream your coffee but not enough to make gravy.”
p.s. This weekend The Pressley Girls will be playing at:
- Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 10:15 a.m. Swain County Heritage Festival – Bryson City NC
- Saturday May 25, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. Martins Creek Community Center – Murphy NC
Come cook with me!
MOUNTAIN FLAVORS – TRADITIONAL APPALACHIAN COOKING
Location: John C. Campbell Folk School – Brasstown, NC
Date: Sunday, June 23 – Saturday, June 29, 2019
Instructors: Carolyn Anderson, Tipper Pressley
Experience the traditional Appalachian method of cooking, putting up, and preserving the bounty from nature’s garden. Receive hands-on training to make and process a variety of jellies, jams, and pickles for winter eating. You’ll also learn the importance of dessert in Appalachian culture and discover how to easily make the fanciest of traditional cakes. Completing this week of cultural foods, a day of bread making will produce biscuits and cornbread. All levels welcome.
Along with all that goodness Carolyn and I have planned a couple of field trips to allow students to see how local folks produce food for their families. The Folk School offers scholarships you can go here to find out more about them. For the rest of the class details go here.