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Food for All: Local and Global Perspectives

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 … Read more

Fall 2015 Cover Stories, Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Marcie Ferris at her home in Chapel Hill

Food, Glorious Food

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.

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Display of foods for Vietnamese New Year

Mapping a Culinary Mashup: Laos and a Local Community

Katy Clune (M.A. American studies/folklore) documented an example of global foodways in the rural American South through her project on Lao cuisine in Morganton, N.C.

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Cliff Collins next to his deli case in Cliff's Meat Market

‘A Good Butcher’: Vittles Films Digs Deep into Food and Southern Culture

Graduate student Victoria Bouloubasis and her partners at Vittles Films have captured the bilingual cacophony of Cliff’s Meat Market in a 15-minute documentary produced for the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

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

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

A gallon bottle of pecan milk

Quick bites on research and work by UNC students

UNC students research the market for pecan milk, safety in N.C. food pantries, fast food chains in Asia and the availability of fair, local and organic food on campus.

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

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Passion for Pimento Cheese

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 … Read more

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Collard sandwich

Crazy about Collards

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 … Read more

Fall 2015 Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Elizabeth Engelhardt in Wilson Library

‘Food is a Story about Class, Race and Gender’

Elizabeth Engelhardt started writing about food by beginning with leftovers. Not the remains of a meal; the remains of her research.

Fall 2015 Faculty Up Close, Fall 2015, Features, Issues

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld and Meenu Tewari in the Carolina Campus Community Garden.

Supermarkets and Locavores: Allies or Adversaries?

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 … Read more

Fall 2015 Faculty Up Close, Fall 2015, Features, Issues