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Finished Dip Dogs

Fred Sauceman

The big city hot dogs of Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia get most of the media attention, but the small towns and country backroads of Southwest Virginia are rich in hot dog cuisine. more

Aug 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

“As the legend goes, he didn’t say round or anything at the time,” explains Tory Johnston, current vice president of marketing for the Chattanooga Bakery. “He said it just needs to be those flavors, marshmallow and graham, and dipped in chocolate." more

Jun 1, 2017 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia 1 Comments

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

Sweet Appalachia

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

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

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Sweet Appalachia

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

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