"Our food is our flag...It sits at the intersection of the South, Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America." -Michael Twitty, Culinary Historian
A special thanks to our talented chefs, whose scrumptious dishes and sent us home with full bellies and plates of leftovers. We are also grateful to local businesses, especially Sophisticated Soul and Sheila's Cakes in Reidsville. Pictured from left to right: Jordan Rossi, Carolyn Flemmings, Valencia Abbott, Deborah R. Dillard, Cathy Scales, Janet Rakestraw, Bob Carter, Bonnie Brooks, Marcia Jones, Sheila Collins, Lamont Fields, and Daphne Roach.
So, why did we all grow up calling sweet potatoes yams? The answer to that lies in the history of the yam and sweet potato. Check out Ms. Abbott's presentation to learn more. Make sure to click on all the links for additional information.