This week we share stories related to the fall harvest and the topic of drinkways. The term refers to the study of the reason why we drink what we drink and how that changes over time. The stories come from WPA food sources on 1930s and 1940s Mississippi.
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The tradition called for farm families to come together and make all kinds of delicious baked goods cider from the fall harvest of apples. The host of these events served . . .
Kindly disposed neighbors are invited in after the farmer’s day has drawn to an end. Housewives and daughters spent hours peeling apples with paring knives and pails. For days pie and cake making occurs and cider with a bite that brings a healthy . . . .
As part of our ongoing series on culinary traditions we turn today to WPA Sources on Virginia. This fall farming community food processing tradition is a story archived in the Library of Congress as part of its America Eats collection in a Virginia folder marked "Notes, Reports, and Essays."