Live Stream presented with UNC Press & NC Arboretum: Edible North Carolina with Marcie Cohen Ferris, KC Hysmith, Courtney Lewis, and Ronni Lundy

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Image shows green border around a white box containing the text: UNC Press & NC Arboretum present Edible North Carolina with Marcie Cohen Ferris, KC Hysmith, Courtney Lewis, and Ronni Lundy. Virtual. Friday, May 13. 2022. 6 PM ET. Next to the text is a photo of Marcie Cohen Ferris and the cover of EDIBLE NORTH CAROLINA.

Malaprop's is pleased to partner with UNC Press and the North Carolina Arboretum to present a virtual conversation about Edible North Carolina. Introductions will be provided by Erica Abrams Locklear, Professor of English at UNC Asheville.

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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, author of The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region and Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, is professor emerita of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

KC Hysmith is a Texas-bred, North Carolina-based multi-hyphenate with an academic and professional background in food writing, food photography, recipe testing, and research. She is currently finishing her PhD in American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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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
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 3rd, 2022

Victuals: An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes Cover Image
By Ronni Lundy, Johnny Autry (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9780804186742
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 30th, 2016

Sovereign Entrepreneurs: Cherokee Small-Business Owners and the Making of Economic Sovereignty (Critical Indigeneities) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469648590
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - May 20th, 2019

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