Preserving Appalachian Biodiversity with Cider Apples

A good cider doesn’t use just one apple variety. “Of course, you need one for the sugar to get alcohol fermentation going, but then you need some acidity, tartness, aroma—it’s like a recipe, and each cider apple gives a little something to the final product.”

Meet the Chef Serving Up Pork Schmaltz in Appalachia

“They talk about New York as a melting pot, but it’s really here, in the mountains,” Virginian Chef Ian Boden says.

22 People and Organizations Working to Preserve Appalachia’s Biodiversity

These 22 farmers, seed savers, activists, and chefs are preserving heirloom and heritage crops in one of the most biodiverse regions in the nation.

The Chef Keeping Appalachian Food for Appalachians

Chef Marion Ohlinger works with local farmers to incorporate native Appalachian crops into his dishes while paying homage to other cuisines.