“Neighbors are not nothing, not a bit more like they used to be than nothing in the world. On back behind here, folks has lost the love for each other. What the cause is, is too much money. People used to do and go and walk for miles and sit down and talk to their friends and neighbors for three or four hours at a time. Now they’re all in a hurry.”
Willard Watson— “Mountain Voices” by Warren Moore
I’m much younger than Mr. Watson, but even I can remember when folks had more time on their hands. When I was a child Granny and Pap had time to go and visit almost every weekend and in turn have visitors over to our house as well.
I’d have to say I agree with Mr. Watson…we’re all in a hurry.
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.