Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived
The Surprising Story of Apples in the South
By Diane Flynt
Foreword by Sean Brock and Photographs by Angie Mosier
Approx. 304 pp., 7 x 10, 62 color plates, 21 halftones, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-7694-4
Published: September 2023
Ferris and Ferris Books
Hardcover Available September 2023, but pre-order your copy today!
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Alongside unexpected apple history, Flynt traces the arc of her own journey as a pioneering farmer in the southern Appalachians who planted cider apples never grown in the region and founded the first modern cidery in the South. Flynt threads her own story with archival research and interviews with orchardists, farmers, cidermakers, and more. The result is not only the definitive story of apples in the South but also a new way to challenge our notions of history.
About the Author
A multiple-time James Beard Award finalist for Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional, Diane Flynt founded Foggy Ridge Cider in 1997 after leaving her corporate career and produced cider until 2018. She now sells cider apples from the Foggy Ridge orchards in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains.
For more information about Diane Flynt, visit the Author Page.
"Diane Flynt's story-driven look at the history of southern apples is an enriching and enlightening read, full of quirky details and memorable characters. She's offered us a complex and multifaceted history, shining light on undervalued southerners, particularly Indigenous and enslaved, who contributed to the agricultural and cultural phenomenon of apples in the South."—Georgann Eubanks, author of The Month of Their Ripening: North Carolina Heritage Foods through the Year