Eating Appalachia: Rediscovering Regional American Flavors

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Chicago Review Press
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5.7 X 0.6 X 8.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Darrin Nordahl is the author of Public Produce: Cultivating Our Parks, Plazas, and Streets for Healthier Cities. He blogs daily about food at and has written for CNN, the Huffington Post, and He lives in Oakland, California.


"A thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking journey through an undeservedly overlooked region of the country. Nordahl comes away not only with a harvest of rediscovered ingredients and a reconnection to America's original pantry, but also a network of genuine friendships." --Simon Majumdar, author of Eat My Globe and Fed, White, and Blue, and judge on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and Iron Chef America
"As a native West Virginian, this book transported me back to the amazing meals of my childhood, high in the Appalachians. Join Nordahl as he demystifies the mountains, taking a walking tour of America's best-kept culinary secrets." --Forrest Pritchard, professional farmer and author of Gaining Ground and The Farmer in Your Kitchen
"With this entertaining and enlightening book, Darrin Nordahl shines a light on the native foods of Appalachia and the colorful locavores who celebrate them. A fascinating read for anyone curious about regional American foodways." --Marisa Bulzone, cofounder
"The book is lively and conversational, and is an excellent beginning point for discovering--or rediscovering--America's most unique culinary storehouse." --Eat Kentucky