Burgoo, A Lumber Camp Tradition

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Appalachian food traditions have hit the airwaves in West Virginia. Chef Dale Hawkins is touring the state and uncovering surprising dishes and ingredients in the heart of Appalachia. In the premiere…

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One Song: It’s Just the Night

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Del McCoury Band and The Fairfield Four deliver a perfect tune to get you and your goblins in the Halloween mood. Recorded for the All Star Bluegrass Celebration II, this one’s become a…

Rediscovering Wild Rabbit Hash

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Animals were Grandpa Ferguson’s passion, both killing and keeping them. A fur trader by profession, he sold the pelts of creatures he hunted and fed his family their meat. Deer, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, opossum—it was…

On “Hillbilly Elegy”

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The bestseller “Hillbilly Elegy” left out a lot of hillbillies. Big thanks to the Chicago Tribune for giving me a chance to sing their praises with the below essay. * I…

8 Ideas for a WV Revival

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Sometimes I get snarky. Like the other day, when I spotted Jim Justice’s gubernatorial campaign ideas for turning West Virginia into a tourism mecca. I tweeted, “Tourism, yes! Horse races, golf, &…

Share Food Photos, Enter to Win!

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Haute cuisine doesn’t stand a chance. Sure, wheatgrass fanciness shows up in all those lifestyle magazines. Trying it might even be fun, but we all know that trendy eats will never have the…

Stop the Presses

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Did you know you can pick up handmade, Appalachian art for as little as four dollars? Under the mantle Appalachia Press, John Reburn creates affordable and quirky art pieces on his old…

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