After reading my riddle posts from Sidney Saylor Farr’s book My “Appalachia – A Memoir” The Deer Hunter gifted me with “Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek Appalachian Riddles & Rusties” by James Still. Here’s a riddle from the book:
“Way down yonder at the forks of Troublesome
I found a pile of timber;
I couldn’t stack it, I couldn’t whack it,
For it was awful limber.”
More than a few of you got the answer to the last riddle in case you missed it-it was a baby nursing.
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.