Sometimes oral history fieldwork feels a lot like being a detective.
In 1958, Park F. Wong purchased a noodle business. He went from rookie to the Southeast’s main supplier of yock noodles.
Stories from our newest oral history project, Tidewater Virginia Yock, documenting yock-a-mein.
Welcome to Okracast, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! This week we’re meditating on Chinese immigrants to the South.
An upcoming oral history project documents “yock,” the coastal Virginia cousin to New Orleans ya-ka-mein.
Last week I traveled to Eastern Virginia to collect oral histories of yock-a-mein traditions in the Tidewater region. Recently Sara Roahen collected oral histories about ya-ka-mein in New Orleans, and while its cousin shares a few similarities, yock-a-mein in Virginia (that’s the predominate spelling in VA, though I also saw “yetca mein,” “yaket mein,” and simply … Continued