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The State of the Plate Gathering

The State of The Plate: Food and the Local-Global Nexus brings together students, faculty, independent scholars, entrepreneurs, local organizations, and community members to share current research, initiatives, and insights that explore the history, aesthetics, and contemporary politics of food from our local worlds in North Carolina to the global U.S. South.

Throughout this interdisciplinary gathering, we consider implications and connections between the changing food worlds of the U.S. South and the inter-connected global environment we share. Most events will be held at the FedEx Global Education Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.


Chandler Keynote Lecture 

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The Transformative Power of Food and Region: One Ingredient at a Time

Chef Vivian Howard and Ben Knight, owners of the Chef & the Farmer restaurant in Kinston, NC and stars of the Peabody-winning PBS cooking show and documentary A Chef's Life; Producer/ Director Cynthia Hill of Markay Media; and Co-Producer Malinda Maynor Lowery, Associate Professor of History and Director, Southern Oral History Program at UNC-CH. 


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