We can end hunger in this country. There are a lot of intractable problems and issues that we can’t fix, but we can end hunger. When you fix that problem, you’ve fixed a lot of other problems in the country.
For years, John T. Edge has been telling the story of Southern
food – its central role in Southern identity and what it owes to the
African-American and immigrant cooks who have historically been left out of the
standard narratives the South tells about itself.
In his new book, The
Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South, Edge attempts to pay
down what he calls “a debt of pleasure to those farmers and cooks who came
before me, many of whom have been lost to history.”
Recently, several nonprofits launched an initiative called “Sanctuary Restaurants,” formed to protect restaurant workers of all creeds, sexual orientation and immigration status from any policies from the incoming Trump administration which may threaten their wellbeing.
Sanctuary Restaurants is a website that provides resources for restaurant workers, employers and consumers.
More than 50 restaurant owners have enlisted to be members, spokespeople for Restaurant Sanctuary said. Read more.
I’m not serving a menu, I’m serving a story, I’m serving my soul. I’m serving a conversation and I want you to talk back to me, I want you to dialogue with me. I’m triggering something inside of you, the memories of inside of you. And if I do this I know that I’m doing the right thing.