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Detailed look at Rice and Peas

Rice and Peas – Jennifer Ho’s childhood Jamaican dish and go-to party side dish Features

Enjoy this recipe courtesy of Jennifer Ho, an associate professor in the department of English and comparative literature.

Food stylist Elizabeth Hensley prepares a papaya salad for the cover photo shoot.

Behind-the-scenes: The food theme magazine cover shoot Features

A lot goes in to the making of our magazine covers, and this food photo shoot was no exception. The creative concept and photography was the brainchild of Steve Exum ’92 and his team.

Karen Gil

Food as a reflection of who we are Letter from the Dean

American Studies Professor Marcie Cohen Ferris writes in her book “The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region” (UNC Press, 2014): “Food reflects both our national and our regional culture as surely as do art, literature, music, politics and religion.”

A young boy eats ice cream -- with the cone sticking out of his mouth. A young girl (not seen) gives him bunny ears on his head

American Childhood Finale

Lily Clarke ’16 captured this picture of her cousins several years ago when taking them out for ice cream in Fairview, N.C.

Clam chowder in a pot

Carolina Clam Chowder Down-East Style Chapter & Verse

Nothing beats this homespun version of clam chowder, sans cream, sans razzmatazz. Nothing to it — “nothing” being a few worthy items: chewy, flavor-packed clams; potatoes; onions; and a handful of bacon.

Little Rivers and Waterway Tales book cover

Happy Reading: More books by College faculty and alumni Chapter & Verse

A new perspective on the Revolutionary War, tales of North Carolina’s waterways, the dramatic story of the Wilmington Ten and more.

April McGreger and her son in a strawberry field

Farmer’s Daughter: A career pivot leads to the launch of a food line celebrating Southern pickles and preserves Tar Heels Up Close

April McGreger ’02 of Farmer’s Daughter strives to promote sustainable, small-scale agriculture and handmade preserving. The company sells mostly pickles and Southern-style preserves.

Sarah Blacklin surrounded by hogs on a farm

Meat Maven: Sarah Blacklin ’06 helps players in the pasture-based meat industry succeed Tar Heels Up Close

With NC Choices, Sarah Blacklin ’06 focuses on the pasture-based meat industry, working as an advocate and cooperative extension educator for everyone across the supply chain from farmers to chefs.

Sheri Castle in her kitchen

Cherished Pages: A cookbook author celebrates the stories about food that bring communities together Tar Heels Up Close

Award-winning cookbook author Sheri Castle (RTVMP ’82) was 4 when she created her first recipe: a smoothie-like concoction she called “Hawaiian Tropic Delight.”

An architectural rendering of the new Hill Hall rotunda.

Hill Hall auditorium begins $15 million renovation The Scoop

UNC’s Hill Hall, the historic heart of the music department, closed in early June to begin an expected 18-month, $15 million renovation.

Carol Folt, Stephen Hawking and Laura Mersini-Houghton

Stephen Hawking discusses black holes at UNC-sponsored conference in Stockholm The Scoop

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm in late August.

Karen Gil, Judy Frey and David Frey

Frey honored for distinguished service The Scoop

David Gardner Frey (AB ’64, JD ’67), pictured with Dean Karen Gil and his wife, Judy, received a 2015 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Service to the College.

Denise Chukhina works on a costume on a mannequin

Carolina students bring sci-fi to life The Scoop

With hours of hand-sewing and creative crafting, Carolina’s graduate costume production students are working their way onto a platform even bigger than the stage.

Kia Caldwell

Caldwell appointed director of faculty diversity initiatives The Scoop

Kia Caldwell was appointed by Dean Karen Gil to become the College’s second director of faculty diversity initiatives. Her teaching and research focus on gender and race in Brazil, black feminism, HIV/AIDS, health policy and human rights.

Patricia Sullivan

Two Carnegie Fellows named The Scoop

Two professors have been named inaugural Andrew Carnegie Fellows by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.