Mmm, them apples in Beaverdam cove
In 1972, Helen Nelon wrote about the traditions of old-time Spooks Branch, off Beaverdam Road. Here's what she said about her use of apples in a cake.
(The full story of Spooks Branch will appear soon.)
There were apples for delicious cider cooled in the spring "dreem" (drain), apples for frying for cold winter days, and for special days there were dried apple sauce fruit cakes.
These cakes were…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 18, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments
So funny, and yet so exposing--Richard Russo's genius
Snakes on the lane
In Richard Russo's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Empire Falls, the protagonist, Miles recalls the time his father, driving, had accelerated into a box on a highway. “What if that box had been full of rocks?” Miles asks. Unfazed, Max quizzes his son about what he would do about the box. Max says…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 14, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments
George Singleton's latest collection of stories, Calloustown...
features the folk who try to survive in a place that has little to offer besides a Finger Museum and a taxidermy petting zoo,
It's funny, but also tragic and angry. The review, "Love-hate humor cries in Calloustown," appears in the Asheville Citizen-Times, Sunday, 11/15/2015. Singleton's at Malaprop’s Bookstore, 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 18; and at City…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 10, 2015 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Jim Casada's book on legendary turkey hunters
Jim Casada, our premiere Great Smoky Mountains outdoorsman/writer (see his newsletter) has written a new book, Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting's Old Masters.
“I knew several great turkey men, and every one of them was passin’ quair," Jim Cassada's grandfather had once told…Continue
Added by Rob Neufeld on November 3, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments