Ready to Lead a Photo Contest?

Fresh baked apple pie photographed by Tiffany Welsh—one of many beautiful submissions to Appalachian Appetite: A Food Photo Contest.

Appalachian Appetite: A Food Photo Contest has become a perennial favorite for the region’s shutterbugs. They’ve submitted mouthwatering images and helped change how we think about modern mountain food. (Appalachian goulash, anyone?)…

3 Start Ups: Only in Appalachia

Joe James, who is using sorghum to clean coal toxins from West Virginia soil, speaks during the Rural Entrepreneurship Summit.

The thing that struck me about the Rural Entrepreneurship Summit was the granola. I mean, it wasn’t the only thing—there were also amazing small business people in the room along with…

Exclusive Clip: Coal Women

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Environmental activist and grandmother Lorelei Scarbro understands how important coal is. Her son-in-law is a miner. Though she despises the flagrant abuses of the coal industry, she knows that thousands…

Appalachian Appetite Winners

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The 2016 Appalachian Appetite food photo contest focused on family recipes. These are the kinds of dishes that connect us to forbearers, people who passed long before we were born; dishes that…

Homesick: A Poem

Collapsed copper mine and struggling landscape in Tennessee's Copper Basin. Photo by Brian Stansberry.

Coal isn’t Appalachia’s only extraction problem. Copper mining decimated Tennessee’s Copper Basin more than a hundred years ago. Trees were burnt for smelting, and sulfur released from the ore poured back…

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…

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…

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