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First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted to hunt game, bake the old-fashioned way, or learn the art of successful moonshining, The Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center had a contact who could teach you how with clear, step-by-step instructions.

This eleventh volume celebrates the rituals and recipes of the Appalachian homeplace, including a one-hundred page section on herbal remedies, and segments about planting and growing a garden, preserving and pickling, smoking and salting, honey making, beekeeping, and fishing, as well as hundreds of the kind of spritied firsthand narrative accounts from Appalachian community members that exemplify the Foxfire style. Much more than "how-to" books, the Foxfire series is a publishing phenomenon and a way of life, teaching creative self-sufficiency, the art of natural remedies, home crafts, and other country folkways, fascinating to everyone interested in rediscovering the virtues of simple life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385494618
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/30/1999
Series: Foxfire Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 150,307
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Kaye Carver Collins is the community and teacher liaison at The Foxfire Fund, Inc. Lacy Hunter is a sophomore at Brenau College in Gainesville, Georgia.

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Foxfire 11 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, number 11 in a series, is a piece of history and ways of life never researched and recorded in such depth. The project began over 30 years ago with Foxfire 1 when students began researching and interviewing their own relatives. They discovered so much that one book wouldn't cover it all.Each edition is full of stories, recipes, and how-to's of our ancestors. Want to build a log cabin, a spring house, root cellar or kitchen table? It's in one of these. Everything from farming to quilting to making moonshine shared and along with it very colorful tales and stories of the times. This is one book that is not only informative and a delight to read but one I keep on the shelf for future reference. You never know when you are going to need to build that log cabin.
guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
More for nook please!
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