Preserves of the Southern Appalachians

The Appalachian mountains have been around for 840 million years, worn down by winds and rain and bearing the footprints of millennia of plants and animals.

Humans have a rich history here, too, from the Indigenous communities who settled here 10,000 years ago to later European settlers and enslaved Africans. All of them have left their mark on the foods of this place.

This course will guide you through the history of the southern Appalachians and the food preservation techniques that are woven into the fabric of the region.

It includes recipes for sour corn and several other corn dishes, plus pickles and relishes like chow chow, pickled okra, and pickled watermelon rinds, along with other dishes like pimento cheese and preserved peaches.

When you purchase the course, you get lifetime access to the online course along with a downloadable course PDF, step by step video, dynamic online course site, resources lists, and more.