Grazing Along the Crooked Road

A Book of Recipes and Stories ~ Past and Present

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Have you heard of Southwest Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, The Crooked Road? If so, you know that it is a 253-mile winding path through historic, scenic, and mountainous areas that have teemed with traditional music since early colonists settled the areas. What else comes to mind? Perhaps church dinners on the grounds, with tables laden full of sumptuous dishes prepared by some of the best cooks to be found. Lots of iced sweet tea and desserts that beg you to try a bite of each…aah, memories that bring you back home.

How about sitting on the porch or around a fire listening to stories told by uncles, aunts, or grandparents? The authors traveled and collected stories - some poignant, some funny, some telling of life as it was in years gone by – altogether giving the reader a feel for the humor, resourcefulness, and goodness of the remarkable people who live there.

This book brings together the components of great recipes worth trying and stories worth reading, along with home remedies and places worth visiting. It honors a way of life worth preserving. Best of all, it’s a real good read!

In Memory of Betty Skeens

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