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A Bowl that Packs a Punch

Certain locations and situations lend themselves to oftentimes predictable behaviors.

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Largely unknown outside of East Tennessee, The Monday Movement can immediately turn a small room into an enormous arena of tone and sound. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Dave Angel hasn’t wasted any time becoming part of the Maggie Valley, North Carolina, community. In return, neighbors have welcomed Haywood County’s first distillery with open arms. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

The Dillard House

Kurtis Miller photo • kmpics.com

In the Little Tennessee River Valley of North Georgia in 1917, Carrie and Arthur Dillard served their first meal at The Dillard House to a circuit-riding minister. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Tucked into the North Georgia hillside are dozens of fairy houses, sized for the smallest, daintiest fairies to the tallest, proudest dwarves. Dubbed Whimsical Fairy Gardens, the spellbinding estates live up to the name. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Each fall brings another big, bountiful crop of tasty apples to the mountains. While the fruit can be found in many Western North Carolina communities, perhaps nowhere is it more celebrated than in Henderson County. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Photo Essay

Fred Sauceman photo

A student in my Foodways of Appalachia class walked in one day with seeds and a story. “Have you ever grown any Walker Sisters beans?” she asked that day. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

The key to Balsam Range’s success is a long-time group of friends, all open to new ideas, new techniques and approaches to that high, lonesome sound that remains at the core of their identity. more

Oct 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

The tumbling waters of Wolf Creek have flowed down from Neel’s Gap for a century since September 14, 1917, when acclaimed poet Byron Herbert Reece was born in a one-room hand-hewn log cabin. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

SML is pleased to feature recipes from featured restaurants, chefs — even some oldies!