Kathleen Purvis has spent the last 30 years eating, sipping, thinking about and writing about Southern food and drink. She has been the food writer at the Charlotte Observer since 1989 and has won a slew of regional and national awards for her stories. She has written three books – her latest book, “Distilling the South: A Guide to Southern Craft Liquors,” will be published in May by UNC Press.
In her spare time, she’s president of the Association of Food Journalists and a member of the awards committee for the James Beard Foundation, which is sort of the Oscars for the food world. Kathleen and I have been friends for a long time, and as you’ll hear, she has a gift for saying the things that need to be said.
- Kathi's story on the cultural divide in cornbread
- Her follow-up about mac and cheese
- Her takedown of testosterone in food writing
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Producer: Nick de la Canal