2019 John Egerton Prize Winner: Sarah Bowen – Southern Foodways Alliance arrow left envelope headphones search facebook instagram twitter flickr menu rss play circle itunes calendar

Awards

Each year, the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates men and women whose lifework enriches Southern food culture. Seven SFA awards and honors recognize these cultural standard bearers.

2019 John Egerton Prize Winner: Sarah Bowen


In 2019, SFA honored Sarah Bowen, co-author of Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won’t Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It. Her work as a sociologist at North Carolina State University focuses on food system inequalities. Based on ethnographic observations and community work with 124 North Carolina families over 5 years, her book argues that, when our society valorizes family meals as solutions to social problems, we shift disproportionate burdens to families and especially mothers.


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The Southern Foodways Alliance drives a more progressive future by leading conversations that challenge existing constructs, shape perspectives, and foster meaningful discussions. We reconsider the past with research, scrutiny, and documentation.

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