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Culinary Justice Talk — Ancestors, Land, Spirit, Heirloom Tomatoes, and Skittles


As we head into the secular holiday of Thanksgiving, it’s a good time to think about how food carries culture. The presence of some items on our Thanksgiving tables invokes family, regional, and national history in a way that ties us to our ancestors, our culture, and our landbase.

Here, in the American South, food is sometimes a fraught issue. You really, really owe it to yourself to listen to Michael Twitty’s short but magical talk about culinary justice. Just click the link below:


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