—Remembering Back 1944
“As I walked thru the many white crosses with a dog tag attached I will always think of two of these crosses. Winston Pace-a close buddy I run around with. Gomer Scott an old class buddy from the Beaverdam School. These two crosses stood out above all the thousands I saw as I passed by. Both killed on D-Day in France, my age-a few years before the age of 20. There were many more in the following years but only these two still stay with me after all these years. To them on this day I say a prayer. Thanks Winston-Thanks Gomer, you paid a price for this freedom I enjoy.”
Charles Fletcher, WWII Veteran
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.