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Edible North Carolina: Exploring our State’s Food Cultures

October 8, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


featuring Marcie Cohen Ferris, Professor, the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

In this seminar, participants will take a deep dive into North Carolina’s rich and diverse food cultures, from fisheries, farms, and foraging to restaurants and home kitchens. Drawing on her recently edited volume, Edible North Carolina: A Journey Across a State of Flavor, Dr. Ferris will discuss the shared history and culture that North Carolina’s foodways reveal, how food can be a site of everyday social activism, and why food can be a powerful lens through which to understand our state’s past, present, and future. Join us for an engaging presentation and a lively discussion—all to be held around a delicious shared meal!

Marcie Cohen Ferris is professor emerita of American studies. She is a former president of the Southern Foodways Alliance and has authored or edited four books, including Matzoh Ball Gumbo: Culinary Tales of the Jewish South, which was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award, and the newly published Edible North Carolina: A Journey Across a State of Flavor.


10:30am-1:30pm, Saturday, October 8. The tuition is $65 to attend in person. There is no virtual option for this event.

Co-Sponsored by the General Alumni Association.  For information about GAA discounts and other scholarships available to Humanities Program participants, click here.

*Registration for this event closes on Thursday, October 6 at 3pm*

Click here to register  or call us at 919.962.1544. 

Participants will receive an email with venue information and background information about 1 week before the program.

**Please note that due to UNC regulations, masks are recommended, but not required for all in-person events regardless of vaccination status. In-person and hybrid events may switch to virtual-only based upon recommendations from local, state, and national public health officials. If an in-person or hybrid event is designated “virtual-only,” the CPH staff will contact registrants and provide them with information on how to attend virtually or with options for receiving credits or refunds. If you have any questions, please email or call 919.962.1544. We appreciate your flexibility during these trying times.**


October 8, 2022
10:30 am - 1:30 pm
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