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Putting up for Winter: Fall Appalachian Food Traditions, Canning, Pickling, and Country Cooking!

Putting up for Winter: Fall Appalachian Food Traditions, Canning, Pickling, and Country Cooking!

Posted in All News, Bistro, Recipes on Nov 04, 2015

Fall Appalachian Cooking traditions canning

Walk into many groceries, big box stores, and other shops this time of year, and you’ll see more Ball canning jars than ever before. Canning, like many other culinary and craft arts, is seeing a big resurgence. As local and organic food has grown more popular, so have the traditional ways to preserve it.

Appalachia never really let go of its “old canning ways” in a poor region where foraging got dinner on the table as much as farming, it’s important to save every scrap of the summer harvest. This is a land of stew tomatoes, bachelor’s jam covered with a protective layer of hooch, and preserve...

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