"The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell" In Appalachia

Jul 7, 2020

There is a book about food - and more than food - here in Appalachia.

Roundtop Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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It’s called “The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell:  Contemporary Appalachian Tables.”

The book is a collection of essays and poetry, published by Ohio University Press - and edited by Prof. Elizabeth Engelhardt of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with Lora Smith.


Elizabeth joined me for a conversation - along with two contributors to the book.


Emily Wallace - who lives in Durham, North Carolina - is art director and deputy editor of “Southern Cultures Quarterly.”

Robert Gipe - who lives in Harlan, Kentucky and grew up in Kingsport in East Tennessee - is a writer and producer of The Higher Ground Theater Project.