Tuesday, August 28


As part of our Sept. 7-9 Camp Carolina event in Chapel Hill, we're honoring three locals with our Tabasco Guardian of the Tradition award. In early June SFA oral historian Amy Evans sat down with the awardees to gather the stories of their lifework. Those stories are collected here as the Chapel Hill Eats oral history project. Meet Keith Allen, who has manned the pits at Allen & Son Barbeque every day for close to forty years. Read about Cliff Collins's long tenure in the meat cutting industry and find out how things have changed. And listen to Mildred Council, better known as Mama Dip, laugh about Craig Claiborne's first visit to her restaurant. Meet the people who are the guardians of North Carolina's foodways traditions.