Tag Archives: politics

Why BBQ is America’s Most Political Food

Enjoy this story I was interviewed for along with my friends and colleagues Chuck Reese and Kathleen Purvis. Special thanks to Georgia Public Radio. 

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Hey Cliven Bundy, Freedom Beats Picking Cotton

Sooo…I heard about this rancher who was angry about not being able to graze on “his land,” (Let’s ask the Shoshone, Ute and Paiute and other First Nations about that claim…)  and I was really disturbed that someone with some sort of … Continue reading

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Whitewashing Southern cooking | Q | CBC Radio

http://www.cbc.ca/q/mobile/touch/2013/07/11/systemic-racism-and-southern-food/ This morning live in Canada and on NPR, from Q with Jian Ghomeshi.  Fantastic questions and I was honored to be interviewed. 

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From Eatocracy: From Kat Kinsman

From my friend, CNN’s Eatocracy blog editor, Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip ) an article about the cultural politics of Southern food in light of Paula Deen’s situation.  I’m quoited and so is my good friend Nicole Taylor @foodculturalist  and Michaelangela Davis … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going to Pick Cotton for 8 Hours Tomorrow..and yes its 2012…

Tomorrow on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, I am going to go to a Virginia plantation that’s around 390 years old.  I will pick cotton for about 8 hours and hopefully it will add up to 250 pounds–an average day’s work … Continue reading

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Sudan…..Now…..No time to ask when….

This won’t be a long post because I feel there are plenty of other people who are doing a better job of explaining the evils of Omar al-Bashir (may his name be erased) and his ilk against the people of … Continue reading

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If You Want to Grow a Healthy African American Kitchen Garden–Here are Your Marching Orders

Climate change is real.  While we are still on land we need to figure out how to use this warm spell this year to our advantage.  You might just get eight months of reasonably warm or frost-free temperatures if you … Continue reading

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