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Preserving Appalachian Flavors

Volume
21
/ Issue
18

Cover Design Credit:

Lori Deaton

Cover Photography Credit:

Tim Robinson
Western North Carolina has a rich food history, rooted in traditions of resourcefulness, hard work and community. The Appalachian Food Storybank preserves and shares the food memories of WNC residents who can recall a bygone era.

arts

  • Adrian Belew brings his Power Trio to Asheville

    -by Bill Kopp
    The music of electric guitarist Adrian Belew is tough to pin down, and he prefers it that way: “I don’t like to put titles on any of these brands of…
  • Holiday events around WNC

    -by Alli Marshall
    Looking to deck the halls, sing a carol, give a gift, take a stroll, see a play, make a craft or pass a wish list on to a man in…
  • Smart bets: Greyhounds

    -by Alli Marshall
    A greyhound (the dog) is sleek and fast. A Greyhound (the bus) is more of an underdog — not to mention a vehicle of subculture and necessity. Greyhounds (the band),…
  • It’s A Wonderful Life, revisited

    -by Steph Guinan
    Live theater is current, ever-changing and immediate. Case in point, The Immediate Theatre Project’s performance of Live From WVL Radio: It’s A Wonderful Life. Taking the beloved holiday tale and…
  • Play with your food: Kelli Cozlin wants to bring more dinner theater to Asheville

    -by Jake Frankel
    Kelli Cozlin is cooking up a new feast for the senses. The actress and writer is hoping to add dinner theater to Asheville’s lively food and entertainment mix. And based…
  • Beats and feats: Rappers and aerialists collaborate on Hip-hop Circus

    -by Alli Marshall
    Think of hip-hop, and a number of images might come to mind: DJs, loose pants, B-Boys and graffiti, perhaps. Even if your list isn’t culled from stereotypes, it’s unlikely to…
  • Smart bets: The Stump Mutts

    -by Kat McReynolds
    “Shake off your Thanksgiving cabin fever,” invites a press release from The Stump Mutts. The local alternative rockers will hold a concert and afterparty in celebration of their upcoming EP…
  • Smart bets: BEAT LIFE

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Despite its mountaincentric name, the Asheville Beat Tape Collective actually aims to unite far-flung electronic musicians in addition to fulfilling its local networking mission. Founded by DJ and producer Nigel…
  • State of the Arts: The Asheville Loft

    -by Kyle Sherard
    At the turn of the last century, the space situated three stories above 52 Broadway was a meat freezer. Now, a quick walk up two flights of creaky wooden stairs…
  • Smart bets: Joe Zimmerman

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Although Joe Zimmerman relocated to New York City to pursue a career in comedy, the former Ashevillean still comes back to visit — at least during his extensive, national comedy…
  • Acoustic Syndicate gives thanks at Grey Eagle with annual homecoming show

    -by Edwin Arnaudin
    Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry has plenty to be thankful for this year. High on the list for the Acoustic Syndicate singer/guitarist are his wife, Jerrianne, his family and his Cleveland…

food

living

news

  • Women identify key Issues at recent forum

    -by Elizabeth L. Harrison
    Over 50 Western North Carolina women and a handful of men voted access to health care and economic self-sufficiency as the major legislative priorities that need to be addressed in the…
  • Time to #ShopSmall

    -by Kat McReynolds
    Nestled between the occasionally controlled chaos of Black Friday and the countless clicks of Cyber Monday sits a relatively new post-Thanksgiving shopping day. As the name implies, Small Business Saturday…
  • Mountain Xpress gains living wage certification

    -by Margaret Williams
    While most Ashevilleans are aware of their city’s well-earned title of Beer City USA, Asheville is quietly gaining national attention for its vibrant Living Wage Certification program

opinion