Tauny -Traditional arts in Upstate New York.
Tauny -Traditional arts in Upstate New York.

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In addition to the many photographs, captions, audio documentaries, quotations and explanatory texts of this GOOD FOOD SERVED RIGHT educational module, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York [TAUNY] has also produced two important related publications that should be of interest to educators at all levels and to leaders of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs who feature projects to learn about heritage and culture. Both are available from TAUNY; order information is given below.

Teacher Resource Guide
A Photographic Essay on North Country Food Traditions

This booklet includes valuable information and suggestions that make the materials in this online photographic exhibit a very important resource for studying culture and cultural expressions, whether someone is from the North Country region of New York State or not. This educator's guide includes a brief discussion of folk arts in education, the educational goals of this project, some important terms and concepts of foodways, discussion questions and suggested activities adaptable for many ages and grade levels, and suggested readings for students and teachers. In addition, there are worksheets for reproduction for classroom use: gallery hunts for this online exhibition, classroom activities on the language of food, interviewing and oral histories based on food, collecting family recipes, and ritual and symbolic foods.

The Teacher Resource Guide is available at no charge in PDF Format by clicking here. PDF format does require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing. If you do not have Acrobat, it is available for FREE. Click here to download Acrobat.

The printed Guide is also available by mail at a cost of $7.50 each, plus $2.50 s/h. Checks may be made payable to:

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
Post Office Box 665
Canton, NY 13617-0665

We may also be reached by phone at (315) 386-4289, Fax (315) 379-0784 or via email at info@tauny.org

GOOD FOOD, SERVED RIGHT: Traditional Recipes and Food Customs from New York's North Country

This is a fascinating cookbook that is far more than the conventional collection of community recipes. Written by folklorist Lynn Case Ekfelt, GOOD FOOD was the first place national winner in the prestigious TABASCO Community Cookbook Competition in 2000. Through the book's 25 chapters-consisting of essays on food events, traditional family recipes, historical profles and photographs--readers will learn about regional specialties, ethnic communities, and small town events. Chapters on food types, ethnic communities, and community events paint a portrait of a diverse culinary tradition.

Section One: Nature's Bounty, includes chapters on apples, cheese, fish, game, maple syrup, and wild foods; Section Two: Who We Are, includes African Americans, Amish, Armenian Americans, French Americans, Greek Americans, Homesteaders, Hungarian Americans, Italian Americans, Jews, Korean Americans, Lebanese Americans, Mennonites, Mohawks, and Yankees; Section Three, Building Community, includes County Fairs, Church Suppers, Fundraisers, Firemen's Field Days, and Ice Cream Socials.

352 pages; 30 photographs, spiral binding for ease of use

$24.95, plus $5.00 s/h

[Inquire about quantity prices for classroom or other group use]

This item may be ordered through the TAUNY Folkstore. Click here for ordering information.

      2002 Traditional Arts in Upstate New York