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The New Southern Garden Cookbook

The New Southern Garden Cookbook

My wife and I love shopping for locally grown fruits and vegetables. But when it comes to cooking with them, I admit, I tend to bite off more than I can chew.

Thankfully, help has arrived.

 

Good Southern Food: Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly

Good Southern Food: Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly

The picturesque mountains and rolling countryside won over West Coast native Joan E. Aller when she moved from California to Tennessee. She has made her home in Appalachia, and she has devoted her life to preserving and sharing the history, the cultu...

Books: Stonewall Jackson’s Black Sunday School

Books: Stonewall Jackson’s Black Sunday School

Known for his leadership in the Confederate army during the Civil War, Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was more than just a good general.

Books: Great Waterfalls of North Carolina

Books: Great Waterfalls of North Carolina

Neil Regan captures the beauty and awe of one of nature’s most unique features in a comprehensive guide of waterfalls in western North Carolina.

Books: Barbara Kingsolver's "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle"

Books: Barbara Kingsolver's

To say that reading this book raised my consciousness would be a misstatement because I was introduced to issues I didn’t even have a consciousness about.

Sharyn McCrumb's Newest Books: Snake Handlers Handled with Respect

Sharyn McCrumb's Newest Books: Snake Handlers Handled with Respect

There are a few writers who can toss snake handlers, New Age hippies, NASCAR drivers, Baptist preachers and Cherokee ghosts all together and not pull a “Beverly Hillbillies” episode out of it.

Remarkable Trees of Virginia

Remarkable Trees of Virginia

In a new book, author and lecturer Nancy Ross Hugo, Virginia Tech Department of Forestry extension specialist and professor Jeff Kirwan and photographer Robert Llewellyn beautifully document the oldest, tallest, most historic and best-loved trees in ...

Holy Smoke

Holy Smoke

It’s hot and miserable in the summer and freezing in the winter. It’s greasy and dirty all the time, and you’ve got ashes and soot all over you.”

Such is the life of the barbecue pitmaster, in the words of Keith Allen, owner of Allen & Son, a restaura...

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