Field Notes from Harkers Island, NC

On Harkers Island, home is saltwater in your blood and lazy days on the pizer. It’s hard work and having enough. Home is a place, battered and beautiful, with its simplicities and complications.

New Oral History: Harkers Island, NC

In this new collection of oral histories, we hear the stories of Harkers Island, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, an island communities built on foodways and traditions necessitated by the landscape.

Carolina Food Summit

The Carolina Food Summit will explore the topics of hunger, the changing plate, policy, sustainability, and flavor.

Half That Tater by Mark Essig

The Welcome Table serves as many as 600 meals a week, in six seatings, to one of the most diverse groups of people I have ever seen at table. An older man with an expensive haircut and black-framed glasses. Couples with babies. Young men carrying backpacks, neatly loaded, ready for another night of camping in the woods along the river.

Stir the Pot with Chris Shepherd

July 31 and August 1, Ashley Christensen hosts chef Chris Shepherd for a set of two dinners that benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Southern, Reborn

A Vietnamese American woman writing a coming-of-age novel set in and fed by the American South wasn’t a selling point.