Foxfire Books

In this year's SAVEUR 100, we take stock of our favorite things: recipes, people, places. We consider every last one a new classic.

Anna Stockwell

We've learned how to make cheese, forage for wild edibles, churn butter, and countless other old-time culinary pursuits, thanks to this invaluable series, first begun in 1966. The books represent 38 years of writing and photography by high school students in Georgia's Rabun County, who interviewed elders throughout Appalachia and documented their "affairs of plain living." The result is a treasure trove of DIY foodways.