Travels With Foxfire


Collected and written by Phil Hudgins and former Foxfire student Jessica Phillips, Travels with Foxfire is a collection of more than thirty essays, through which we discover the secret origins of stock car racing, the story behind the formation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the vanishing art of gathering wild ginseng, and the recipes of an award-winning cookbook writer. We meet bootleggers and bear hunters, game wardens and medicine women, water dowsers, sculptors, folk singers, novelists, record collectors, and home cooks – even the world’s more foremost “priviologist” – all with tales to tell. A rich compendium of the collected wisdom of artists, craftspeople, musicians, and moonshiners, Travels with Foxfire is a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachian living.

“Anyone with an interest in Americana, history, or nature will appreciate these poignant and enjoyable stories of shared knowledge and traditions.” —Publishers Weekly

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