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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

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

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

Katie Knorovsky

Second Street photography

As a kid, I whipped up my share of mud pies and looked forward to summer camp and games of Kick the Can with my cousins on our grandparents’ farm. But most days I could be found inside, nose in a book. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Blog

Starry night

Mark Roberts

Few things endure quite like the memories made on an endless summer day in the mountains. Our readers share their views of those special moments. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Outposts

In Over the Plain Houses, Atlanta writer Julia Franks gives us a powerful story of a disintegrating marriage, social change, and religious struggles, all set in Southern Appalachia. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Good Reads

Janette Carter

Photo by Larry Smith

The making of chow-chow involves far more than the blending of vinegar, vegetables, and spices. Canning this mysterious relish, made for generations in the Mountain South, signals change and ingenuity. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

On the family farm

Kathryn Ray

It’s a strange thing, the banjo. Some skin and strings. It looks as if its maker couldn’t decide between percussion and chordophone, and just threw the two together. And then there’s this string that doesn’t even reach the full length of the neck. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

It’s a beautiful late winter day and the hills are alive with the sound of, well—hoarse ducks? If your late winter sojourns take you into wet areas, keep your ears open for the croaking or “quacking” of wood frogs, Rana sylvatica. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Across the South, more women are wielding the knives and making masterful menus in what have traditionally been male-dominated kitchens—leading exciting eateries that are reawakening palates and reinvigorating communities. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

Miss Angel's sonker

Courtesy of Surry County Tourism

Chefs, brewers, distillers, bakers, farmers, and country cooks are preserving traditions and redefining the flavor of Southern Appalachia, from A to Z. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM , , , , Features

Fresh Harvest

Courtesy of Harvest Table

Interstate 81 bypassed their business over half a century ago, but Pam and Grant Hall keep making Dip Dogs on the Lee Highway between Chilhowie and Marion in Southwest Virginia. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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Donated photo

Every homemade quilt tells a story. The “words”—including the fabric, pattern, style, and stitching—reveal clues about where, when, how, and, in many cases, why the quilt was made. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Departments

I’ve never been much of a maker, though that’s not for lack of trying. An artistic streak got me through graphic design courses in college and these days keeps my home stocked with odds and ends from the hobby shop. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Blog

Take Better Nature Photos

Caleb Carlton Photo

Discover a school or program where you can unplug from your typical routine and unleash your inner mountain master. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

Blacksmithing

John C. Campbell Folk School Photo

The “School of Appalachia” isn’t a single place. It’s an open invitation to retreat into the mountains to think, to learn, to collaborate, and to create. more

Aug 1, 2015 12:00 AM Features

When I was 11, a family road trip brought me to North Carolina’s Sapphire Valley. One afternoon, while panning for gems at one of the area’s tourist mines, I spotted a crystalline rock about the size of a thumbnail. more

Jun 1, 2015 12:00 AM Blog

Led by the Asheville-based sister duo of Leah and Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia creates mountain music accented with everything from hip-hop to world fusion. more

Apr 1, 2015 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

No parking

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

When she would see a black cat crossing the road in front of her car as a youngster, Kimberly Burnette-Dean would react without hesitation, hurriedly tracing the shape of the letter X with her index finger in front of the windshield. more

Oct 1, 2014 12:00 AM Features 1 Comments

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