At the Common Table: Food, People and Place in the American South

Culture & Identity | Fellowships

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Conference Center

145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA

Join longtime VFH Fellow and director of Red Dirt Productions, Jamie S. Ross, as she talks about her upcoming film, At the Common Table, tracing the path of Southern foods across miles and centuries of history and cultures.

By delving deeply into the core cuisine of the South, At the Common Table explores the creativity and ingenuity of those at the bottom rung of southern society—enslaved Africans, dispossessed Native Americans and landless European laborers.

Ross is the producer of APPALACHIA: A History of Mountains and People—a PBS film series that chronicles the history of one the oldest mountain ranges on earth and the diverse peoples who have inhabited them.

This talk is free and open to the public and a casual lunch will be provided.