Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives

September 25, 2015

For the next two years, the Carolina community will come together around a common table with food as the University’s new academic theme — exploring a plateful of topics, including food cultures and security, nutrition, world hunger, sustainable development and the impact of climate change.

Food, Glorious Food

September 25, 2015

We asked American studies professor Marcie Ferris about everything from using food as a lens to examine history to stereotypes about Southern food to her own go-to comfort meal.

Gravy

September 24, 2015

English professor Michael McFee shares the poem “Gravy” from his book “That Was Oasis,” with an illustration by colleague Daniel Wallace.

Passion for Pimento Cheese

September 24, 2015

Our region produces and consumes the most pimento cheese in the world. But the spread isn’t Southern by birth — it is likely a product of Spain, where the red pimiento pepper has its roots.

Crazy about Collards

September 24, 2015

The Lumbee-centric collard sandwich is on a roll, having been featured in magazines from Our State to Garden & Gun. We recently chatted with folklorist Jefferson Currie II about this culinary creation.

Supermarkets and Locavores: Allies or Adversaries?

September 24, 2015

Large chain supermarkets may seem the antithesis of the local food movement, but UNC researchers have found that supermarkets can play a key role in building strong, sustainable local food systems.