Join us for a book talk with Diane Flynt, author of Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South. This in-person event will be cosponsored by Potter’s Craft Cider and will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: For anyone who’s ever picked an apple fresh from the tree or enjoyed a glass of cider, writer and orchardist Diane Flynt offers a new history of the apple and how it changed the South and the nation. Showing how southerners cultivated over 2,000 apple varieties from Virginia to Mississippi, Flynt shares surprising stories of a fruit that was central to the region for over 200 years. 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.
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.
Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived will be released on September 19. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"Diane Flynt stands in a pivotal position within the core of ‘Apple-lachia,’ which harbors the most diversity of apple varieties remaining in North America. Rediscovering and reviving some of the rarest and most curious fruits on our continent, she has restored forgotten flavors to the liquid art of hard cider and enriched the cultural heritage of orchard keepers and cidermakers. If there were a Nobel Prize for advancing a kind of conservation you can taste, Diane Flynt would be blessed with that honor."
—Gary Paul Nabhan
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