When the figs ripen this summer, look for Georgann’s new book from UNC Press. . .

Telling the stories of twelve North Carolina heritage foods, each matched to the month of its peak readiness for eating, Georgann Eubanks takes readers on a flavorful journey across the state. Talking with farmers, fishmongers, cooks, historians, and scientists, Eubanks looks at how certain foods are a key part of the culture of the Old North State. Some foods, like shad and ramps, have histories that go back thousands of years. Others have updated profiles, like the oysters cultivated by entrepreneurs along the coast in December. These ephemeral edibles, and the stories of the people who prepare and eat them, make up the longstanding vernacular of North Carolina kitchens. But we have to wait for the right moment to enjoy them, and in that waiting is their treasure. Coming September 4th from The University of North Carolina Press.

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