Appalachian Food

Appalachian Food

Green Beans in Appalachia

Green beans play a huge role in the food scene of Appalachia. For generations green beans have been a staple of the Appalachian diet. They’re enjoyed fresh from the garden, from home-canned jars, and reconstituted from a dried state. Dried green beans are called leather britches, fodder beans, shuck beans, or dry hulls. Here’s a video I did about green beans in Appalachia I hope you enjoyed the video! Have you ever made or eaten leather britches? If you’d like…

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Appalachian Food

Rye Bread

“Homemade Rye Bread” by John Parris Murphy Aunt Tennie Cloer, who will be 92 years old in a couple of…