“Traditional Appalachia cooking was crafted from a confluence of Native American, African-American and European influences. The one thing I always try to stress to visitors is that the region is not monolithic. Even the quickest study of our food reveals that. And our foodways continue to evolve as new populations and immigrant communities make a home in the mountains.” – Lora Smith, native of eastern Kentucky and co-founder of Appalachian Food Summit.

Read more at: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/07/504982311/dinner-in-appalachia-finding-common-ground-in-trump-country