UNC Charlotte's Center for the Study of the New South will host "An Evening with Toni Tipton-Martin" at the Levine Museum of the New South, 300 E. Seventh Street on Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM. This event is part of a series of events entitled "Soul Food: A Contemporary and Historical Exploration of New South Food." From culinary traditions and variations, to the politics and economics of food production and distribution, to the history of race in southern kitchens, the programming will celebrate and analyze the South's relationship to the ultimate life source.
Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist, author of The Jemima Code, Co-founder of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and Founder and Executive Director of the SANDE Youth Project. She will lead the discussion with her research on some historical and contemporary African American cooks and chefs with roots in North Carolina.
The event is free and seating is limited on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, email CLAS-Event@uncc.edu with the event name in the subject line or call 704-687-1429.
The final event in the series is scheduled for September. In light of the issues brought to the forefront through these programs, a two-day conference on the "Culture and History of Food in the New South" will focus on topics such as culture and ethnicity in southern cuisine, the complex historical relationship between black and white women, the challenge of sustainability and access to fresh-grown foods, and the historical and contemporary politics of cookbooks. Scholars, culinary journalists, chefs and farmers are encouraged to participate. Details for this event will be announced at a later time.
The Center for the Study of the New South in UNC Charlotte's College of Liberal Arts & Sciences promotes discourse and dialogue on a rich and diverse constellation of topics and ideas relating to the New South. Known as the period of regional history from the end of the Civil War to the modern era, the New South offers a bold tapestry of history, culture, social movements, and political issues ripe for reflection and study.