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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.
The Second Bud: Deserting the City for a Farm Winery
By artist: Martha M. Ezzard
Product Code: H875
ISBN: 9780881464559
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Hardback
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Martha M. Ezzard and her physician husband John are among the pioneers in the movement of professionals trading busy city careers for a return to the land. While this story about saving a family farm is distinctly Southern, it typifies the national locally grown movement which has begun to sweep the country. Locally grown foods call for wines that are a taste of the local earth—what wine aficionados call the terroir, the soils and climate that give them unique flavors not found in California or Burgundy or anywhere other than, in this case, Tiger Mountain. The Ezzards undertook their risky wine growing venture in rural North Georgia where sweet tea has long been the drink of choice. John chose some unique European vinifera that would produce quality fruit in southeastern growing conditions, while Martha worried that she would be peddling such weird wine grapes out of the back of a pickup truck. Eventually, the forlorn looking sticks in the ground produced wines that won gold and silver medals in top east coast and California competitions.
There is More Than One Way to Spell Wiener:The Story of Nu-Way
By author: Ed Grisamore
Product Code: P441
ISBN: 9780881462692
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Format: Paperback
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For almost seventy-five years, one of Macon's most famous eating establishments, Nu-Way, has intentionally misspelled the word W-E-I-N-E-R on its marquee. The book covers the generations of Macon families that have worked at the Nu-Way, captures the passion of its loyal customers and tells the story of how Nu-Way came to spell its award-winning dish in a way that is all its own.

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