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Appalachia

Arts & Culture

Saving Southern Music

How the bluegrass balladeer and TV host David Holt helps preserve—and move forward—the region’s traditional sounds

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Arts & Culture

Fifty Years of Foxfire

Past students and participants of Foxfire celebrate Appalachian traditions

Food & Drink

Salt of the Earth

From ancient times, the story of Appalachia has in many ways been the story of salt. And whether sprinkled on watermelon or in chili slathered on a hot dog bun, for the Kentucky native and foodways expert Ronni Lundy, it’s the taste of summer in the mountain South

Food & Drink

Appalachian-Style Rösti

A Southern mountain take on a Swiss classic

Food & Drink

Chili Buns and Slaw Dogs

An Appalachian custard stand classic

Food & Drink

A Vanishing Appalachian Bread Tradition

The story of salt-rising bread

Arts & Culture

Finding My Way Home

How two Southern literary giants led a young Appalachian writer to her own voice

Arts & Culture

Ron Rash’s ‘Above the Waterfall’

A poetic tale of crime, violence, and the Appalachian landscape

Food & Drink

Kil’t Greens with Bacon Jam

Chef Ouita Michel serves a versatile version of an Appalachian classic

Arts

Seeing Appalachia: Photographer Shelby Lee Adam’s Portraits

Photographer Shelby Lee Adams illuminates one of the South’s least-traveled corners

In the Garden

Appalachian Spring

Robert Balentine’s lush mountain oasis aims to preserve the beauty of the Blue Ridge for future generations