Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

Community Food: Tradition and Change at the Communal Table

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous...

From church basements to food festivals, community food sharing is a tradition that carries meaning far beyond fold-out tables. As neighborhood demographics change, dishes with more ethnic appeal have appeared alongside the ubiquitous deviled eggs and casseroles. And within immigrant populations, sharing food has been a way to explain history and forge bonds with the wider community. Kojo explores community food traditions and why sharing food continues to connect our neighborhoods with the world.

Guests

Bonny Wolf

Editor, American Food Roots; Commentator, NPR's Weekend Edition

Johanna Mendelson-Forman

Scholar in Residence, School of International Service, American University; Senior Advisor, Stimson Center

Manolia Charlotin

Managing Editor, Feet in 2 Worlds

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