Lolis Eric Elie recounts his own discovery of the South and explores how Southern culture currently risks being subsumed into a generic national norm.
“Because people expect this of you, you begin to deliver it to them.”
Lolis Eric Elie is a New Orleans-born, Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker. In this video from A Spoken Dish, he shares how red beans and rice sustained a community.
This spring and summer have seen the release of a wealth of excellent foodways books penned (and photographed) by Southern Foodways Alliance members, contributors and friends.