Alabama's Best Covered-Dish Dinner
"In the Northwestern towns of Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Florence, known collectively as the Shoals, a community of homegrown artists, designers and cultural provocateurs gathers each month for potluck dinner. By and large, they are not cooks trade. Instead, they are cooks by habit and social inclination. Surety with a cast-iron skillet is bred in their bones."