Southern Living http://wunc.org en Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History http://wunc.org/post/culinary-historian-pays-homage-african-american-food-history <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer, celebrity chef Paula </span>Deen’s<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> use of the N-word stirred controversy. Food historian Michael </span><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-w-twitty/an-open-letter-to-paula-deen_b_3502048.html" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Twitty wrote an open letter to Deen</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> criticizing her appropriation and misinterpretation of African-American culinary tradition. </span>Twitty<span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> will cook and speak about his work at </span><a href="http://www.stagville.org/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Historic Stagville Plantation'</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">s </span><a href="http://www.stagville.org/events/" style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;">Harvest Festival</a><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 1.5;"> in Durham this Saturday, September 7th. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 16:16:34 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 21921 at http://wunc.org Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History Is The Southern Accent Fading In Raleigh? http://wunc.org/post/southern-accent-fading-raleigh <P></P> <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">It’s no secret that Raleigh and other parts of the Triangle have changed drastically in the past decades. But new linguistic research shows that along with social and industrial change, the Triangle is seeing its Southern accent fade.</SPAN></P> <P> Wed, 15 May 2013 15:27:37 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 15393 at http://wunc.org Is The Southern Accent Fading In Raleigh? What Being The 'Tastiest Town In The South' Means For Durham http://wunc.org/post/what-being-tastiest-town-south-means-durham <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>It’s a booming year for the Durham food scene. In February, <a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-claims-13-james-beard-award-semifinalists">four of its restaurants</a> became James Beard semi-finalists, and today <em>Southern Living</em> magazine declared Durham the <a href="http://www.southernliving.com/travel/tastiest-town-durham-north-carolina-00417000082305/">“Tastiest Town in the South.”</a></p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:00:44 +0000 Leoneda Inge & Laura Candler 13392 at http://wunc.org What Being The 'Tastiest Town In The South' Means For Durham