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Dining with Zora: Writer, Food Sociologist, Anthropologist

“I’ve been in sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots,” says author Zora Neale Hurston in a rare audio recording. As one of 200 Florida writers during the Great Depression, she wrote about American folklore and food as part … Continue reading

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Dining with American Writers: Eudora Welty & “America Eats”

Eudora Welty stories rarely feature lavish food scenes, so selecting the right gumbo to serve Miss Eudora meant turning to her personal life for clues. The Pulitzer-winning Mississippi writer surprised me. She might not write about food, but recipes were … Continue reading

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