Our grocery/produce clerk, Tony McFadden shared his grandmother's delicious recipe for cranberry salad.
- Combine all the above ingredients and serve within 4 hours.
If you are interested in the old ways of doing things, tip to tail cooking, Appalachian Cookery (has to be in your collection. It covers everything from how to cook on a wood stove and build a springhouse to make cheese in to how to pluck a chicken and make beer. In particular, I enjoy looking at the black and white photos, of which there are many, showing women that don't look too much different than my great-grandmother, Lula. I should say, my family is not from the Appalachian, but country life there doesn't seem too far removed from Middle Tennessee with instructions for how to make hominy from scratch using lye or how to render lard and make cracklins, something I vividly remember from my childhood spent at my grandparent's farm. Appalachian Cookery also shares a number of heirloom recipes like fried pies, red eye gravy, poke and onions, dressing and potato candy.