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Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Map of Appalachia Part One: Appalachian Foodways Chapter 1. Food Origins: Regional and Cultural Roots The Most Common Appalachian Foods Traditional Appalachian Meals and Seasonal Menus Comparing Appalachian and Southern Food The British Connection Native American Food History: Hunting, Gathering, and Modern Feasts The Appalachian Frontier: History, Attitudes, Tools, and Food The Appalachian Frontier: European Settlement Industrial Period: Steel, Logging, and Ethnic Foods Post-Modern Appalachia: Packaged, Haute, and Hispanic Foods Chapter 2. Breakfast Traditions: Biscuits, Gravy, Apples, and Grits Biscuits: A Common Mountain Treasure Mountain Gravies: Sausage, Chocolate, and Tomato Breakfast Side Dishes: Fried Apples and Grits Traditional Coffee Preparations Chapter 3. Vegetable Delights: Green Beans, Cushaw, and Chow Chow Green Beans: Shellies, Shuckies, and White Half-Runners Shuck Beans for Intense Flavor Striped Monsters: Cushaw Squash Preserving: Salting, Canning, Fermenting, and Making Cheese Pickles and Relish: Chow Chow and Beets Chapter 4. Dinner Side Dishes: Macaroni and Cheese, Cornbread Salad, and Fall Greens Food for the Spirit: Dinner on the Grounds Appalachian Community Cookbooks Fall Greens, Rape, and Country Ham Wilted Greens and Killed Lettuce Chapter 5. Farm Starches and School Lunches: Soup Beans, Potatoes, and Slick Runner Dumplings Dry Beans, Pintos, and Soup Beans One-Room Schools and School Lunches Irish Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes Chicken, Dumplings, and Slick Runners; Dough Balls, Slicks, and Slickers Chapter 6. Corn: Gritted Corn, Cornbread, and Custard Corn Pudding Corn, Cornpone, and Cornshucks Cornbread Cast-Iron Cookware: Cauldrons, Firedogs, and Spiders More Corn: Moonshine or Skull Cracker, White Lighting, Mountain Dew Chapter 7. Herbs and Game: Dry Land Fish, Greens, and Wild Game Dry-Land Fish: Mountain Morels Ramps Poke: Green Stems, Purple Rain, Spring Potherb Wild Greens: Free for the Pickers Wild Game and Fish Chapter 8. Homeplace Meats: Chicken, Pork, and Lamb Mountain Farms and the Homeplace Yardbirds: Homeplace Chickens Mountain Dairy: Milk, Sour Milk, Butter, and Sweet Buttermilk Pie Pork, Cracklings, and Country Ham Mountain Sheep and Lamb Chapter 9. Sweets, Fruit, and Nuts: Apples, Peaches, and Pecans Mountain Sweets: Honey and Sorghum Domestic Fruit and Wild Grapes Mountain Icon: Apple Stack Cakes More Than a Memory: Papaws Forest Nuts: Walnuts, Butternuts, and Pecans Chapter 10. Sweet Endings: Pies, Cakes, and Candy Pies of Every Description Cake History: Native American and Ethnic Traditions Pound Cakes: Smooth and Full Scripture Cake: Another Butter Cake Bourbon Balls, Peanut Brittle, Sea Foam, and Toffee Part Two: Appalachian Food Photos of Appalachian food Recipes Breads Baking Powder Biscuits Sweet Potato Biscuits Simple Cornbread Mountain Country Cornbread Jalapeño Cornbread Sauces White Sausage Gravy Tomato Gravy Blue Cheese Dressing Chocolate Gravy Hot Sorghum Syrup Oven Apple Butter Salads and Soups Deviled Eggs Coleslaw Killed Lettuce Potherb Salad with Hot Vinaigrette Cornbread Salad Appalachian Pork Salad Winter Vegetable Soup Butternut Squash and Potato Soup Bacon Potato Soup Vegetables Boiled Fall Greens Fried Apples Green Beans with Bacon Green Beans with Hot Black Walnut Vinaigrette Shuck Beans Cushaw Casserole Puréed Butternut Squash Broccoli Casserole Fancy Poke Sallet Fried Ramps Fried Dry Land Fish with Spring Onions Chow Chow Spiced Pickled Beets Starchy Vegetables: Corn, Beans, and Potatoes Custard Corn Pudding Succotash Corn Relish Fancy Cheese Grits Casserole Soup Beans Bean Patties Pinto Bean Chili Fried Potatoes New Potatoes and Gravy Fancy Potato Casserole Sweet Potato Casserole Sweet Potatoes and Apples Main Dishes Saucy Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Soup Beans: U.S. Senate Bean Soup Irish Stew Wild Game Stew Dutch Oven Chicken Dinner with Gravy Meats and Fish Fried Trout Parmesan Chicken Bites Oven-Fried Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Thighs Mountain Dumplings: Slick Runners Chicken and Dumplings Fried Chicken Chicken Cream Gravy Fried Bacon Breaded Pork Chops Souse Ham Biscuits and Country Ham Spread Country-Style Barbecued Ribs Grilled Lamb Chops Pies and Cakes Sweet Potato Pie Buttermilk Pie Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Gingerbread Patties with Light Butter Cream Frosting Buttermilk Pound Cake Scripture Cake Fresh Apple Cake with Black Walnuts Dried Apple Stack Cake Desserts and Candy Pawpaw Custard Banana Pudding Bread Pudding Peach Cobbler Apple Crisp Boiled Custard Peanut Brittle Bourbon Balls Cream Praline Fudge Peanut Butter Fudge Sweet Tea Festivals and Events Glossary of Foods, Terms, and Expressions Mail-Order Sources Bibliography About the Author Index List of Photographs Mark F. Sohn, Photographer Apples Kieffer Pears Cast-Iron Cookware Cast-Iron Skillets Muscadines Pawpaws Morels Cushaw Squash Shucky Beans Tomatoes and Peppers Chickentoe Poke and Poke Sallet Sausage Gravy Fried Trout with a Baked Potato Deviled Eggs Biscuits Cabbage Rolls Green Beans Ham and Sweet Potato Casserole Indoor Pork Barbecue Chow Chow, Cornbread, and Soup Beans Oven-Fried Chicken Thighs Skillet-Fried Potatoes Scripture Cake Buttermilk Pie Fresh Apple Cake Apple Crisp Stack Cakes Bourbon Balls and Peanut Brittle Moonshine Canned Green Beans, Baby Sweet Corn, and Tomato Juice Index
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Cookery -- Appalachian Region, Southern.