In the mountains of western North Carolina, Cherokee foodways have endured for centuries, an integral part of the tribe’s identity. NC Cooperative Extension works to ensure that those traditions are not lost.
Jams and jellies, chowchows and relishes, pickles and sauerkrauts: These 15 businesses have perfected the art of preserving the garden’s bounty, taking the homegrown tradition to a new level with inventive and classic flavors.
A canning party at this writer’s home is about more than making jams and relish. It’s a time of bustling about the kitchen, bonding over boiling water, and solving the world’s problems to the ping of lids popping into place. It’s about deep friendship.