A Spoken Dish: Preserving Southern Food Traditions One Story at a Time

What food tradition in your life reflects time, place, and people, or evokes a specific memory? That's the question the filmmakers behind the documentary project A Spoken Dish are posing to chefs, farmers, and regular folks living in the South. The result is a growing series of videos that capture in brief, bright moments the food traditions that shape individuals, families and their communities. It's a wonderful project — and they want to know your stories too!

A collaboration between Georgia Organics, Southern Foodways Alliance, and Whole Foods Market, A Spoken Dish calls itself "a storytelling project," and many of the videos do evoke the feeling of sitting around a table after a big meal, swapping your favorite stories about a life-changing sweet potato pie, the family restaurant where Medgar Evers and the Freedom Riders used to meet, and your grandmother's pickling rock, which might have magical powers.

Do you have your own story to share? Wherever you live, A Spoken Dish wants to hear it! Use the hashtag #aspokendish to share your food traditions, or connect with the project on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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(Images: A Spoken Dish)

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