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Grasping my Southern identity is about as easy as grabbing a fistful of Smoky Mountain fog. The question “Where are you from?” always provoked hesitation growing up. Read more

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Few things taste like spring in the mountains more than a plate full of just-picked greens. Then again, greens always have a place at the table in the South—whether boiled, creamed, wilted, or fresh. Read more

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

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Every December 31st, while millions of Americans from Maine to California resolve to lose the last few pinches of pudge, Southerners have already gotten a jump (or, rather, a hoppin’ john) on the rest of the country. Read more

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Each cookbook in the UNC Press Savor the South collection celebrates a beloved food or tradition of the American South. Written by well-known cooks and food lovers, the books brim with personality. Read more

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Will the South as a culture survive? More specifically, will readers a hundred years from now still identify certain contemporary writers as “Southern?” The first question is too large to ponder here. Read more

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Sweet Potato-Sour Cream Coffee Cake from April McGregor’s Sweet Potatoes cookbook; Apple and Bacon-Stuffed Collard Roll Ups from Debbie Moose’s Southern Holidays cookbook. Read more

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