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Candy making in Bristol

A Sweetness that Lingers

A mysterious business in Bristol, Tennessee, is a candy wonderland.

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Pickled eggs

Erin Adams

During the summer of 2001, I took the road trip of a lifetime. A close friend was relocating from Asheville to Oakland, California, bound for grad school, and asked if I’d accompany her on the cross-country drive. more

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Heaven on a plate

Shawn Poynter

It’s four o’clock in the morning. Even the early-rising cattlemen haven’t arrived at the Kingsport Livestock Auction. But across the parking lot, Betty Jones has just turned on the lights at Betty’s Stockyard Café. more

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Philippine Connection

Photo by Fred Sauceman

Pacific Island cookery at a fall fair in the Volunteer State may, at first, seem out of place. But Knoxvillians’ love of lumpia is long-standing. more

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Home Cooking

Voyageur Press, an Imprint of Quarto Publishing photo

You never know what you might encounter on Haywood Road in anything-goes West Asheville. Unless it’s a weekend morning—in which case it’s a given that a line will have formed out the door and along the side of Biscuit Head. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Home Cooking

Evan Sung photo

Since 2011, when she opened her much-lauded Cúrate in downtown Asheville, chef Katie Button has brought authentic Spanish cooking to the mountains of North Carolina. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Home Cooking

Susi Gott Séguret Photo

In the late 1980s, Susi Gott Séguret left behind the sorghum fields of Appalachia, where she grew up, for the wheat fields of France. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Home Cooking

Susan Ray Brown Photo

Salt Rising Bread emerges from the oven a dense, white, cheesy taste sensation that’s as distinctive as it is obscure. Fans claim it makes the absolute best toast; even famed chef Alice Waters has fallen under its spell. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

Home Cooking

Johnny Autry Photo

The Washington Post called Victuals “a love letter to Appalachia, with recipes.” If those seven words aren’t enough to convince you to pick up Ronni Lundy’s new cookbook, the heartfelt narration and evocative photography inside should do the trick. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

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