Friday, July 20

Appalachia Comes to NOLA

Charles Dowell shows off the signature pork sandwich at Snappy Lunch in Mt. Airy, NC. 
If you're in New Orleans this weekend—or anytime soon—cool off at the Southern Food and Beverage Musuem (SoFAB). A new exhibit called "Lens on the Larder: The Foodways of Southern Appalachia in Focus" opens tomorrow (July 21) and runs through September 21.

Photographs by Larry Smith and oral histories collected by Fred Sauceman, both of East Tennessee State University, document traditional and emerging foodways of Southern Appalachia—from lard-fortified bowls of soup beans to artisanal goat cheese.