Mtn. Talk: Dumplins n’ Dancin’
In early December folks from all over gathered at the Hindman Settlement School for Dumplins n’ Dancin’: a weekend of learning and sharing centered on Appalachian food and dance.
Cooking workshops ranged from pie baking to beaten biscuits, fish cookery to Asian dumplings, German potato balls to sourdough bread, smoked bologna to homemade pasta. WMMT’s Rachel Garringer spent a day at the event, gathering sounds of cooking, story-sharing, and dancing that filled the Settlement School all weekend.
In this episode you’ll hear pieces of the Asian dumplings workshop led by Auco Lai, the sourdough bread workshop led by Corey Terry, the fish cookery workshop led by Lawrence Weeks, and the German potato balls workshop led by Gobby Hutchinson. You’ll hear an interview with Hindman Settlement School director Brent Hutchinson about the event, and audio from a workshop on teaching Food Literacy by students and teachers from the Fern Creek High School in Louisville, KY.
Silas house reads his essay “The Indulgence of Pickled Baloney”, and we hear sounds of Randy Wilson teaching square dance to beginners and experts alike.
This episode is sure to make you hungry, so grab a snack, sit back, and give it a listen.