Just in case you weren’t paying attention, North Carolina got some seriously good props this week from the New York Times. The North Carolina Food Sisterhood, to be exact, and it’s a nice change from all the athletic and political press we’ve grown used to.
We’ve always been an agricultural state and women have long worked the gardens and the fields. Now they are running them!
Award-winning author and Atlanta bureau chief for the New York Times, Kim Severson, called out a handful of women in North Carolina who have made a mark so deep in the state’s food world, there’s surely no going back.
Read it here:
The North Carolina Way
A Food Sisterhood Flourishes in North Carolina
by Kim Severson
Jan. 27, 2015
But there’s a flip side as best-selling author and Jeames Beard award winner Kelly Alexander counter-pointed in her INDY post:
New York Times article on North Carolin women chefs does a disservice to them and the profession
by Kelly Alexander
Jan. 31, 2015
Margaret Gifford (Farmer Foodshare)
Ashley Christensen (Poole’s Diner/Raleigh)
Katie Button (Cúrate & Nightbell/Asheville)
Vivian Howard (Chef & the Farmer/Kinston)
Marcie Cohen Ferris (Author & Professor of Southern and food studies at UNC-Chapel Hill)
April McGregor (Farmer’s Daughter/Hillsborough)
Phoebe Lawless (Scratch/Durham)
Eliza MacLean (Cane Creek Farm/Fletcher)
Jennifer Curtis (Firsthand Foods/Durham)
Jennifer Lapidus (Carolina Ground/Asheville)
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