Appalachia Overheard



“Yeah I know. That other part, it’ll go by the wayside.”



Come cook with me!

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.

Overheard: snippets of conversation I overhear in Southern Appalachia

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    March 2, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    That happens all to often it seems, but then again, sometimes it’s better that way.
    By the way, Tipper, I just finished reading about Serranda and Lila and their adventures restoring the mill. Very interesting book. I would have been happy had the story gone on for another hundred or more pages. Thank you for bringing the book to our attention.

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    Ron Stephens
    March 2, 2019 at 8:27 am

    Hmmmm sounds like maybe a ‘bait and switch’ situation as in, for example, once elected forget the promises. I hope that is not the case. But then there are items around here that I had all good intentions about that have never come to be….

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    Miss Cindy
    March 2, 2019 at 8:02 am

    Fortunately, some things do go by the wayside!

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    Gayle Larson
    March 2, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Still use that today.

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