Salmon Patties

Salmon Patties are one of my very favorite Appalachian foods. Fresh salmon wasn’t something that was available in grocery stores in the area that I grew up and I don’t think I’m alone when I say my first experience with salmon was the canned variety. I always loved when my mom would fix Salmon Patties,…

General Tso’s Chicken

I love Chinese food. My first experience with it came in the late 80s/early 90s when a Chinese restaurant opened in a town that neighbored my hometown. Chinatown of London, Ky was probably the first Chinese food that many people in my our area ever tried. Maybe it’s because it was the first but no…

Soup Beans

No food represents Appalachian cooking more than the humble pinto bean. Known as soup beans to most of us around here, these yummy legumes are filling, ¬†affordable, and easily stored which made them an excellent choice for our ancestors who passed this dish down generation after generation. As a child, I alternated between eating them…