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Appalachian Food Journalist Ronni Lundy Gives a Public Talk at UNC This Thursday

Posted by on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 10:43 AM

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The point of academia is to research themes and ideas that we can later make useful for the rest of society. It doesn't always function as gracefully as we'd hope, though. But with food studies, a topic rich in both history and contemporary trends, the transition is much more seamless.

Ronni Lundy, an inimitable food writer and scholar (and cook) of Appalachia, is the first food journalist to visit as an artist-in-residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. On Thursday, March 1, Lundy will give a public talk: The (Rough) Magic of Collaboration.

In 2017, Lundy's book Victuals (pronounced “vittles”), won the James Beard Book of the Year award. In it, she notes “maybe no area of our country is more misunderstood than Appalachia, a place whose people have long been thought of as poor, backward, and unknowable.” You can read more about Victuals in our 2016 interview with Lundy.

Born in Corbin, Kentucky, Lundy currently resides in the mountain town of Burnsville, North Carolina. She has chronicled the South for thirty years, telling the stories of communities both clinging to tradition and redefining new generations of chefs, farmers, and food artisans.

The UNC talk runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Wilson Library at 200 South Road, Chapel Hill. The event features photographer Johnny Autry and live music by Nokosee Fields and Joseph Decosimo. It is sponsored by UNC's department of American studies.

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