What is Southern food?
Southern food is the welcome table, a convivial place where you can savor a hearty meal cooked with love and where there's always room for one more chair. It doesn't matter whether you're born and bred, a transplant, or just passing through: you are welcome here.
Isn't it interesting that Kendra doesn't define Southern food by naming specific dishes, ingredients, or even places?
She recognizes that, in the South, how we eat is as important as what we eat. If you agree, you can enter to win her autographed cookbook. Just retweet this piece from The Revivalist's Twitter page or share it from our Facebook page. The winner will be selected from entries received by noon ET on Sunday, May 18, 2014 and announced on both of those sites.
As it turns out, that's the same day as the Appalachian Food Summit in Hindman, Kentucky. If you're in the area, swing by, meet Kendra, and help celebrate our region's signature foods in this first of its kind gathering, which brings together authors, chefs, farmers, advocates, scholars, and regular folk who know good eats. Highlights include...
- A fair featuring regional food and farm organizations
- An oral history booth where you can share Appalachian food memories
- A book signing with Appalachian cookbook authors, including Kendra
- A talk on heirloom plants by renowned seed-saver Bill Best
- Remarks from Jamie Ross, who produced and co-wrote the PBS documentary Appalachia: A History of Mountains and People
If you go, be sure to let us know what you thought of the event!