Culinary Historians reschedule ‘Counter Histories’ film screening

The Culinary Historians of the Piedmont had to rescheduled its event featuring films from “Counter Histories,” a series of short films documenting the effort to desegregate Southern restaurants during the Civil Rights Movement.

The event will be at 7 p.m. April 7 at Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill. The program will share the story of the Durham Royal Ice Cream sit-in and include director Jesse Paddock, producer Kate Medley and Virginia Williams, who participated in the sit-in. The series is being done by the Southern Foodways Alliance.

The Culinary Historians of the Piedmont is “an organization of people with an interest in food and cooking, along with the history, stories and traditions behind them, from earliest times to present day.”

Another upcoming CHOP event is 7 p.m. March 18 when North Carolina food expert Bob Garner will speak about his new book, “Foods that Make You Say Mmm-Mmm.”


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