Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
The Appalachian region is home to a number of culinary traditions that are, in many ways, unique to the area. These traditions have persisted in a nation whose food ways are becoming largely homogenized. Using primary sources from Southern West Virginia such as historic cookbooks, archived newspaper articles, and personal interviews this research depicts a unique regional rural food tradition that has survived in many forms to this day. Comparisons are made to other regional rural diets, as well as well documented historic trends in traditional erosion as seen at the national urban and suburban levels, to support not only the historic food traditions but their impact on the evolution of the Appalachia diet.
Human geography - Appalachian Region.
Food habits - Appalachian Region.
Davidson, James Seth, "Persistent Culinary Traditions in Rural Southern West Virginia" (2013). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 468.