Following is an excerpt from the recent free public talk, “Southern Food as Cultural Fount: A Conversation,” with national food writer , winner of the James Beard Foundation’s M.F.K. Fisher Distinguished Writing Award, with award-winning North Carolina Public Radio Reporter Leoneda Inge, WUNC’s first-ever race and southern culture reporter, and Andrea Reusing, the James Beard award-winning chef of the Durham Hotel and also Lantern restaurant in Chapel Hill. For these expert enthusiasts, food is a gateway to such southern topics as history, race, migration, economics and more.
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Wendy Hower has been the manager of marketing and communications at the Nasher Museum since April 2004. Before that, she was a print journalist for 15 years at newspapers in Boston, Alaska and North Carolina. She has two teen-age children and a chocolate Labrador retriever.
J Caldwell is online community coordinator and photographer at the Nasher Museum, where he has taken pictures since 2008. His previous career was testing the hearing of fruit flies as an anesthesiology research fellow at Duke. His calico cat Lotte is a reluctant photo model.
Sarah is the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum.