Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Family

Southern Appalachian Farm Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Family

by Robert G. Netherland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621902232
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Edition description: 1st Edition
Sales rank: 687,071
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

ROBERT G. NETHERLAND, now retired, was a healthcare executive at various hospitals in East Tennessee, Alabama, and Maryland. His interest in cooking stems from being introduced to the tools of the kitchen by his mother and grandmother. 

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Life on a Southern Appalachian Farm 1

Chapter 1 Biscuits, Biscuits, Biscuits 11

Threshing Wheat 11

Churning Butter 21

Chapter 2 Cornbread, Hoecakes, and Spoon Bread 29

Iron Skillet Cooking 29

Farm life: sharecropping tobacco 41

Chapter 3 Light Breads 45

Chapter 4 Sides, Soups, and Salads 53

Dinner on the Ground 53

Farm Life: School Days 65

Chapter 5 Beans 71

From Tepees to Leather Britches 71

Farm Life: Prince And Doc 87

Chapter 6 Corn 89

Farm Life: Doc Lyons and the Croup 95

Chapter 7 Summer and Fall Vegetables 97

Farm Life: Learning to Drive 109

Chapter 8 Potatoes 111

The Luck of the Irish 111

Chapter 9 Pork 125

Hog Killing Time 125

Chapter 10 Poultry 139

Acey Banana 139

Farm Life: Squirrel Hunting, Moonshine, And Muscadine Wine 151

Chapter 11 Beef, Game, and Fish 155

Chapter 12 Cakes 163

Country Celebrations 163

Harry Ledbetter and Did'e Bite 169

Farm Life: The 4-H Club And Cherry Pie 175

Chapter 13 Pies and Cobblers 179

Eating Pie at the Opry 186

Chapter 14 Gingerbread, Cookies, and Other Sweets 195

Cooking Sorghum 195

Farm Life: Pickin' Raspberries 209

Chapter 15 Preserves 211

Epilogue: A Funeral 223

Suggested Meals 227

Index of Recipes 231

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