We often talk about the power of food to comfort, to nourish, and to bring people together. And food is capable of catalyzing all of those things. It also has the potential to cause shame, fear, and other unwanted emotions—consequences that we don’t talk about as much. At our 17th Southern Foodways Symposium last month, writer and editor Francis Lam staged a series of dramatic readings that dealt with those themes. Film by Hed Hi Media.