Chance Meetings and Back Roads: Making Connections through Food

Edna Stewart’s “Edna’s” in Chicago, photo by Amy C. Evans.

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Chance Meetings and Back Roads: Making Connections through Food

by Amy C. Evans
Southern Cultures, Vol. 15, No. 4: The Edible South

"He was forced into retirement after Hurricane Katrina, but 'The Professor,' as he's known, is still a walking encyclopedia of New Orleans cocktail history."

As the oral historian for the Southern Foodways Alliance, I collect the stories behind the food. I travel the region to document everything from barbecue to boudin, catfish to caramel cake. Food gets me in the door, but the people make me want to stay.

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