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You'll Flip for Pancakes

You’ll Flip for Pancakes

“What’s the deal with all the pancakes?” With apologies to Jerry Seinfeld, we really don’t know, but let’s find out!

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Wanderliciousness

Josh Brown photo

A network of winding backroads interlaces the foreboding geography of Southern Appalachia from Virginia to Alabama. more

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Kilt Lettuce and a Spring Celebration

Photo by Fred Sauceman

Mary Waldrop kneels beside a brook in Unicoi County, Tennessee. She has spotted something. It’s a bright green plant, a welcome sight after a long winter. The edges of its leaves are serrated. We’ve come, on this day in early May, to dig ramps. more

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Gregg Roth photo

Like a tumbleweed from his native Texas, Rodney Crowell has bounced and rolled along through life to wherever the four winds of the cosmos push him. more

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Bobby Hicks

Pat Franklin photo

A magical music jam occurs every Thursday evening in downtown Marshall, North Carolina, often hosted by Grammy winner Bobby Hicks. more

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Over the better part of the last two decades, The Steep Canyon Rangers have done the single most important thing a band can do—be themselves. more

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We love coffee

Susanna Barbee photo

In today’s world, fresh roasted coffee beans are all the rage, and folks are using French presses and pour-over methods to create the perfect beverage. more

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Truffles in the Smokies

Susi Gott Séguret photos

In 1979, Franklin and Betty Garland pioneered truffle growing in North America, leading to the first commercially-grown truffles in the United States in 1992. Since then, they have shared their expertise with chefs, farmers and researchers. more

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When I was in my early 20s I found myself nursing a broken heart just before Valentine’s Day. Loving holidays as I do, and looking for a way to pick my heart up off the floor, I invited a group of girlfriends over for some baking and camaraderie. more

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