Have you ever wanted to record your family’s stories about living in the mountains, and
especially about foods that were special to your family or community? Do you remember your mother cooking on a wood stove? Does your grandmother make the best stack cakes in town, or does your father grow beans that his grandfather gave him? Do you have an aunt who puts everything up in the summer, and who has stories about her childhood keeping a garden?
We would like to help you preserve these stories that are so important and precious. The Appalachian Food Storybank is a collective of trained volunteers who can come out to interview you or a family member, record the stories, and either video or photograph the interview. All of the material will then be provided to you to keep for and pass down to your family.
The subject of the interview should include at least one of the following:
The subject of the interview should adhere to all of the following:
Contact us here.
Or fill out the nomination form, here, and write your questions in the community field.
The Appalachian Food Storybank seeks to acknowledge, honor, and archive Appalachian heritage food stories in order to preserve diverse local traditions, natural resources, heirloom varieties and breeds.