Settle in with us this week around the woodstove and enjoy Betsy’s interview with Tyrie (TJ) Smith of Foxfire. A Southern heritage preservation organization,
“Foxfire’s mission is to preserve the diverse traditions of Southern Appalachia and advance the understanding and appreciation of cultural heritage through public programs, publications, and learner-centered education.”
Foxfire’s base is a museum in the hills of northern Georgia. From there, they record oral histories, hold workshops and events, and recently reworked their Book of Appalachian Cookery. Over the crackling of fried chicken and braised cabbage, Betsy and TJ talk about the mission of Foxfire, preserving history, and much more. In this week of Thanksgiving, we welcome you to celebrate the tradition of having family around the table. Whether it’s for dinner, in Appalachia or anywhere your loved ones may gather.
You can find out all about Foxfire on their website. You can also purchase The Book of Appalachian Cookery (Amazon Affiliate link- thank you for supporting our podcast!). Thanks again to TJ and the Foxfire family for the visit and the interview.