Cauthen to speak on ‘Food Folklore’

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Joyce Cauthen, executive director of the Alabama Folklife Association and one of the Alabama Humanities Foundation’s Road Scholars, will present “Please Pass the Folklore: Family Traditions in the Kitchen and Around the Dinner Table” at the Alabaster Senior Center Jan. 30 at 10 a.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Cauthen will discuss food folklore and its importance as a means of preserving family, community and regional identity and will give examples of dining traditions that she has collected across the state in previous Alabama Humanities Foundation presentations. She will ask the audience to take part in a conversation about foods that are traditional to their families because of geography and ethnicity.

Cauthen is a graduate of Texas Christian University and Purdue University