a spoken dish

It’s a simple question: What food tradition in your life reflects time or place or evokes a specific memory?

In more than 80 interviews throughout the South, documentarian Kate Medley asked this question of farmers, home cooks, professional chefs, writers, artists, and children. The resulting project, A Spoken Dish, captures heartfelt stories about a wide range of subjects including the Civil Rights Movement, Hurricane Katrina, the Great Migration, traditional hog killings, magic pickling rocks, Southern spaetzle, paw paws, gumbo, and more.  

Full project online here.