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Soak the Beans

Certainly, there is beauty inherent in the diaspora, in being a part of a family with roots that stretch across countries and continents. But there is also loss.

Hostesses of the Movement

Compared to famous civil rights battlegrounds like Selma, Alabama, Albany holds an unsettled place in the history of the movement.

Cornbread Nation 2017

This year, writers and documentarians asked tough questions of themselves and of their audiences.

Read SFA’s selection of the best food writing, film, and podcasts from 2017.

A Taste of Place: Whiskey as Food

When most people sit down to enjoy a pour of whiskey, they aren’t thinking about where the grain that it is made with comes from, nor do they think much about how it’s produced agriculturally. Learn how High Wire Distilling does things differently in today’s Gravy podcast.

Henry Rice hunts, digs ramps, and cooks at the Hutte

Henry Rice was born in Helvetia, West Virginia in 1978. He is the son of Catherine Irene Mailloux and grandson of Eleanor Mailloux, the co-founder of the Hutte, the local restaurant. He cooks for the Hutte Sunday buffet.

Diane Betler: school principal and fasnacht expert

Diane Betler was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia and came to Helvetia as a child to live with her adopted mother Margaret Koerner, an immigrant from Germany. Ms. Koerner was a skilled home cook from her Diane learned many traditional recipes, including yeast-raised doughnuts.