Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - Signing Line at 5:30 pm, Talk begins at 6:00 pm

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North Carolina food and its contemporary creators and makers

Marcie Cohen Ferris gathers a constellation of leading journalists, farmers, chefs, entrepreneurs, scholars, and food activists—along with photographer Baxter Miller— to offer a deeply immersive portrait of North Carolina's contemporary food landscape. Ranging from manifesto to elegy, Edible North Carolina's essays, photographs, interviews, and recipes combine for a beautifully revealing journey across the lands and waters of a state that exemplifies the complexities of American food and identity. While North Carolina's food heritage is grounded in core ingredients and the proximity of farm to table, this book reveals striking differences among food-centered cultures and businesses across the state. Documenting disparities among people's access to food and farmland—and highlighting community and state efforts toward fundamental solutions—Edible North Carolina shows how culinary excellence, entrepreneurship, and the struggle for racial justice converge in shaping food equity, not only for North Carolinians, but for all Americans.

Starting with Vivian Howard, star of PBS's A Chef's Life, who wrote the foreword, the contributors include Shorlette Ammons, Karen Amspacher, Victoria Bouloubasis, Katy Clune, Gabe Cummings, Marcie Cohen Ferris, Sandra Gutierrez, Tom Hanchett, Michelle King, Cheetie Kumar, Courtney Lewis, Malinda Maynor Lowery, Ronni Lundy, Keia Mastrianni, April McGreger, Baxter Miller, Ricky Moore, Carla Norwood, Kathleen Purvis, Andrea Reusing, Bill Smith, Maia Surdam, and Andrea Weigl.

Marcie Cohen Ferris is professor emerita of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 - 5:30pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Edible North Carolina: A Journey Across a State of Flavor Cover Image
By Marcie Cohen Ferris (Editor), Baxter Miller (Photographer), Vivian Howard (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781469667799
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 3rd, 2022

The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469629957
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - August 1st, 2016

Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807871232
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - September 3rd, 2010