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String Your Beans

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Katie Button discusses her research on the history of food in the Appalachian region. Among her research were “leather britches,” a term referring to an old Appalachian way of preserving greasy beans in the winter by stringing them with a needle and thread, hanging them to dry, and then sealing them in jars until they were ready to be rehydrated and cooked. They are called leather britches because the dried beans look like leather that has gotten wet, then dried out.
Garden and Gun (NoCar AP 2 G247), Vol. 12 Issue 4, Aug/Sept 2018, p54, il