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Appalachian Studies

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The Place Setting : Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level: Second Serving
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H718
ISBN: 9780865549982
Pages: 225
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Popular food writer Fred Sauceman searched Southern Appalachia for the tastes that define and sustain the region's people. What he found will delight readers who join him on this journey. This second engaging collection of essays celebrates the dinners and diners of a region largely overlooked by the national food press.
The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H710
ISBN: 9780865549906
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 210
Product Format: Hardback
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This book, the first of three volumes, chronicles a highly personal journey, with plenty of loafing stops along the way, through the hills and hollows of Southern Appalachia, in search of the tastes that define and sustain the region’s people. Join food writer Fred Sauceman as the sorghum syrup thickens in September, as the First Family of Country Music repeats the late summer ritual of making the vinegary, vegetable-packed relish called chow-chow in Virginia, and as ramps, audacious cousins to the green onion, first push through winter’s leaves on the forest floor near the Cherokee reservation in North Carolina. Learn pimento cheese techniques from octogenarian pharmacists, eat gas station pizza off a warm car hood, and revel in the simple but ingenious concoction called “Beans All the Way.”
The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, from Bright Hope to Frog Level:Thirds
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: H759
ISBN: 9780881461404
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 252
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In the third and final volume of the series, The Place Setting: Timeless Tastes of the Mountain South, Fred Sauceman continues his exploration of Appalachian foodways. The book's geographical reach extends from the land of pepperoni rolls, created by Italian bakeries for coal miners in northern West Virginia, to downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee, where the Zarzour family, originally from the Middle East, has operated a Southern butter-bean-turnip-green diner since 1918.
The Proffitts of Ridgewood: An Appalachian Family’s Life in Barbecue
By author: Fred W. Sauceman
Product Code: P550
ISBN: 9780881466270
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Fresh hams cook slowly for eight hours over hickory wood as smoke drifts through Bullock’s Hollow in Northeast Tennessee. It’s a smell both ancient and alluring. The technique is as old as cooking itself. Gas and electricity play no part. Wood, fire, and smoke are the elements. Pressures to modernize are constant, but labor-intensive tradition prevails at Ridgewood Barbecue near Bluff City. The restaurant has been located at the same spot since 1948, and it has been owned and operated by the Proffitt family all that time. THE PROFFITTS OF RIDGEWOOD: AN APPALACHIAN FAMILY'S LIFE IN BARBECUE, by Fred W. Sauceman, tells a story of persistence, respect for tradition, and loyalty to the land.
Through the Back Door: Melungeon Literacies and Twenty-First Century Technologies
By author: Katherine Vande Brake
Product Code: P387
ISBN: 9780881461503
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 312
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Just a century ago, while specialized practices such as farming, preserving food, hunting, gathering, and distilling ensured survival in the unforgiving mountain environment, most Melungeons could neither read nor write and refused to see those skills as part of a cultural imperative. In the twenty-first century, taking reading and writing for granted, Melungeon descendants are exploring their ethnic identity by creating websites and participating in listserv discussions.

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