Season 5, Episode 42
December 8, 2018
Why do we all eat Pinto Beans in Appalachia, an Appalachian Culinary discussion with Ronni Lundy. It has to do the mining camps, labor wars, the company store, & food insecurity as told by James Beard Award winning Food Writer Ronni Lundy.
- Fred Sauceman & his pot luck radio segment with Margaret Carr’s green and red pear salad.
- Heirloom Seed Saver John Coykendall’s story about a fellow tired of eating beans.
- A short food story about a Festive Christmas green and red Pear Salad by way of Margaret Carr brought to us by Food Historian Fred Sauceman’s “Pot Luck Radio.” Connect with Fred: Fred Sauceman
- And a short story from Heirloom Seed Saving John Coykendall of East Tennessee of a young man who was tired of eating beans.
Terms, books, and authors mentioned during the podcast:
Ronni Lundy - 2 time James Beard Award winning author, and food historian. Her latest book is entitled Victuals, An Appalachian Journey with Recipes : http://ronnilundy.com/
Book detailing the Battle of Blair Mountain: Life, Work, and Rebellion, in the Coal Fields: The Southern West Virginia Miners, 1880 - 1922. Written by David Corbin https://books.google.com/books/about/Life_Work_and_Rebellion_in_the_Coal_Fiel.html?id=J6HNT2LZHYcC&source=kp_cover
Sheri Castle “Chasing down the story of why we all eat pinto beans”: https://www.shericastle.com/
Sheri is an award-winning professional food writer, cook, recipe developer, cooking teacher, public speaker and raconteur.
Company Store - A company store is a retail store selling a limited range of food, clothing and daily necessities to employees of a company. It is typical of a company town in a remote area where virtually everyone is employed by one firm, such as a coal mine.
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