For those, like my wife, who can’t stand typos, watch out! I have severe ADD which kept me from moving forward with this blog for too long. My friend encouraged me to start blogging and just disclose my disability the same way I do on the first day of class as a college professor. Folks I regularly make spelling mistakes because of my disability. In order to get two books and several academic journal articles published I use a professional copy editor. To blog that would take too much time and money. So if you can overlook my typos, enjoy my musings.
Stories about food traditions and how and why they change. Fred Opie has appeared on the History Channel's "101 Fast Foods That Have Changed the World." He is a Professor of History and Foodways at Babson College and the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America and the forthcoming book Black and Latino Coalitions in New York 1959 to 1989 (Columbia University Press.) In September 2013, he completed a book on the life and work of anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston through the lens of food.