The State of Southern Cuisine

Feb 11, 2019

January and February gave us the State of the Union address and the State of the State address – important stuff. But, for a Southerner, there are specific, important areas of life in these United States that these addresses didn't cover – areas that we need to check on once in a while. So, in early 2019, what is the State of Southern Cuisine?

Is it still making inroads in the food ways of other sections of the country? Are chain restaurants affecting what people in the South call ‘Southern Food?’ Who is innovating Southern Cuisine while staying true to traditions?

To find out, Walter Edgar talks with Hanna Raskin, Food Editor and Chief Critic for Charleston’s Post & Courier newspaper; and, Melissa Hall, Managing Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, a member-supported organization based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

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