The Festival Industrial Complex
How food festivals hurt the chefs they’re meant to help
In “The Festival Industrial Complex,” Hanna Raskin tallies the hidden costs of participating in festivals that expect hospitality professionals to work for free.
The Southern Foodways Alliance commissioned this article for the L.A. Times. Raskin will present her research at our 22nd annual Southern Foodways Symposium, Oct. 24-26 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.
Stay tuned tomorrow for three more SFA-commissioned journalistic investigations into the labor of food.
Illustration by Tim Lahan for L.A. Times