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The Mutability of Maize

Rachel Laudan explores the mutability of corn, not only as as a foodstuff, but also in terms of its economic, political, religious, moral implications.

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Edouardo Jordan’s Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan served okra stew with duck confit, cornbread, and a poached egg at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

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Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

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Boardinghouse Breads

Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses in the antebellum South were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors.

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Quick Bread: Jiffy to Maseca

At our 2016 fall symposium, Tracie McMillian explores the dominance of mass-market cornmeal mixes.