Monthly Archives: November 2012

Cornbread or beaten biscuits? Breaking the food code

This 2005 interview with Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt of the University of Texas/Austin ran in that school’s Office of Public Affairs newsletter. Full article here. When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal this week, will the dressing on your plate be made with cornbread or wheat bread? Will it have oysters or sausage or chestnuts? […]


Penny for their thoughts

With ‘Lincoln’ out on Friday, experts share what they think about Abe The following article by Christine Miller Ford ran November 14 in the Spirit of Jefferson newspaper, Charles Town, WV. It is reprinted here with permission. CHARLES TOWN, WV – Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster “Lincoln” is set to hit movie theaters nationwide Friday, so it’s […]


Listen Here: Appalachian History Weekly podcast posts today

We post a new episode of Appalachian History weekly podcast every Sunday. Check us out on the Stitcher network, available on mobile phones, in-car dashboards and tablets worldwide. Just click below to start listening: We open today’s show with a guest piece from author Michael Rivers, whose latest book, Appalachia Mountain Folklore, is due out […]

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