Western North Carolina is now home to a growing number of craft distillers making legal moonshine. Blending traditional recipes with new technology and methods, these pioneers are bringing Appalachia’s most fabled and misunderstood product into the 21st century, changing cultural perceptions even as they adapt to shifting economic realities.
Read on for just a few of the myriad food options for V-Day. Don’t worry, we’ll keep this up right until the 14th. (Photo by French Broad Chocolate Lounge pastry chef Holly Wiest)