Dumplin’s & Dancin’: A (virtual) Series on Appalachian Food & Dance Traditions!

Every year, we gather together at the Forks of Troublesome to celebrate Appalachian Food and Dance. As with everything else this year, our gathering will have to be postponed, but we still wanted to highlight our mountain traditions and bring our community together to learn, celebrate, sing, and salivate.

So please join us next week for Dumplins and Dancin, the virtual edition. We will be broadcasting every evening with local chefs, foodies, traditional musicians, and dance callers on our Facebook page (Facebook.com/hindmanschool). All sessions will be archived for later playback if you aren’t able to attend live. Will you join us?

This year’s virtual event is made possible, in part, by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and the Kentucky Humanities Council.

Sorghum Secrets
Monday, November 2 – 7:00pm EST

Join James Beard Award winning author, Ronni Lundy and chef and restauranteur Ouita Michel as they swap stories on sorghum, from the farmers that grow it to the recipes they love using the syrupy sweetness. 

The Art of Curing a Country Ham
Tuesday, November 3 – 7:00 EST

Chef Kent Hubbard of The Wrigley Appalachian Eatery in Corbin, KY takes us step by step in processing and curing a country ham.

Appalachian Family Sing Along
Wednesday, November 4 – 7:00 EST

Sarah Kate Morgan, HSS Traditional Arts Education Director, and the renowned Randy Wilson will lead us on a journey of traditional Appalachian sing along songs.

Kentucky Spirits
Thursday, November 5 – 7:00 EST

Lois Mateus, a major shareholder in the founding of Woodford Reserve bourbon, and the Settlement’s newest fan, discusses Kentucky’s deep roots with spirits with her best farm boy friend turned entrepreneur—Steve Wilson, founder of 21c hotels and owner of Hermitage Farm, with that legendary farm’s bourbon expert Adam Walpole. Live from Hermitage Farm’s Barn 8 restaurant!

Hoedowns, Reels, and Frolics: Roots and Branches of Southern Appalachian Dance
Friday, November 6 – 7:00 EST

Phil Jamison tells the story behind the square dances, step dances, reels, and other forms of dance practiced in southern Appalachia.

For The Love of Cornbread
Saturday, November 7 – 1:00 EST

Jason Brashear, HSS Community Programs Director, shares his cornbread story and his crispy cornbread recipe.

Saturday, November 7 – 7:00 EST

Learn step by step to create a delicious pot of chicken and dumplin’s.