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Foxfire 11 (The Foxfire Series #11)

4.42 of 5 stars 4.42  ·  rating details  ·  140 ratings  ·  4 reviews
With this newest volume in the Foxfire series comes a wealth of the kind of folk wisdom and values of simple living that have made these volumes beloved bestsellers for the last three decades, with more than two million copies in print.

In 1966, in the Appalachian Mountains of Northeast Georgia, Eliot Wigginton and his students founded a quarterly magazine that they named F
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Anchor
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Cheryl
May 15, 2012 Cheryl marked it as skimmed-reference-dnf
DNF only because I'm not interested in all the text. It's a totally worthy book if you're interested in the history & culture of everyday people. I grabbed it from the library for the chapter on 'preserving and cooking food' as I'm always looking for basic wholesome ways to cook traditional cheap foods. I did get a 'recipe' (more like a preparation strategy, so simple) for baked chicken I might try, and a recipie for squash casserole I'm really looking forward to.
Charles
A Great Series on how on people use to do thing when they were mostly self sufficient, and not store dependent different volumes cover everything from snake handling. to log cabin building to planting by the seasons, a must for DIY'ers and survivalists. Check out amazon.com for individual contents.
Xysea
Jul 08, 2008 Xysea rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: diy people, those interested in sustainable living, Appalachian culture
Of the series, this is one that is rather valuable in terms of usable knowledge. Occasionally, these books ramble about nothing in particular, but after reading #11, I can bake scratch biscuits, syrup bread, make applesauce and plant a garden at the right time of year.

That's pretty good, I think.
Fredrick Danysh
This is a rehash of information presented in the previous volumes. An oral history of early 1900s Appilachia in northern Georgia. Covers farming, cooking, and plants among other topics.
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Eliot Wigginton (born Brooks Eliot Wigginton) is an American oral historian, folklorist, writer and former educator. He was most widely known for developing the Foxfire Project, a writing project that led to a magazine and the series of best-selling Foxfire books, twelve volumes in all. These were based on articles by high school students from Rabun County, Georgia. In 1986 he was named "Georgia T ...more
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