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A Meal at Della’s Place

Della McCullers’ boardinghouse holds sophisticated stories of business acumen, community patronage, and everyday foodways that brim with a sense of place and purpose.

Defining El Sur Latino | Rosalia Torres-Weiner

Rosalia Torres-Weiner is an artist, activist and community leader in Charlotte, NC. Her art captures the themes, colors and rich symbolism of her native home of Mexico.

Viet Cajun

“It’s sort of Vietnamese trial and tribulation in a little bag.”

Corned Beef Sandwiches in the Delta

In the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, members of the Hebrew Union Congregation synagogue have been hosting a community meal on the past 130 years. It brings together hundreds of Jews and gentiles from all over the Delta to share a corned beef on rye.

Charlotte in Five Tamales

A region that has reinvented itself again and again since the Civil War is now in the midst of a newcomer revolution, as people of every background move here from across the United States and around the globe.

Hominy and Fry Bread

“This is how Choctaws forever have cooked… So, in order to keep it and being able to learn how to cook outdoors, and not move inside, not do the crockpot, not going to the can and opening it up. This is our culture.”