SFA has enjoyed a long love affair with North Carolina. But we haven’t yet planted our flag in Charlotte.
SFA stands with the impact new Southerners have had on Southern food for generations.
Many of my daughter’s happiest days have been punctuated with French fries and playplaces. And if I’m completely honest, so have many of mine.
Our lives are complicated, change is guaranteed. Oral history interviews capture a piece of a person at one place in a certain time. We can’t always go back to collect more. But we can try to make it possible.
Foodways professor Catarina Passidomo explains the importance of studying food justice in America.
As thinking about food has expanded into issues of labor, globalization and localism, environment and sustainability, health, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the construction and manipulation of images, listening to all political perspectives can be difficult. It is a both a goal and a practice that takes work.
Fun, we find, is essential and cathartic.
Take some time to celebrate the diverse South with us by learning how migration and immigration give ever more depth and richness to our region’s foodways.
The South must continually come to terms with who we are, who we never were, and who we want to be. The stories behind our food help us get there.