Oral History

Joyce Long - On the connections between food, family, and memory

Interviewed by Sarah Edwards on April 6, 2012

Having lived in New York City before moving to Chapel Hill, Joyce Long has seen firsthand the differences between Northern and Southern cooking. Her father owned a restaurant in Harlem, but she and her mother did most of the cooking in the home. Her mother taught her to be a creative cook, and instilled in her the importance of the connection between food and family. Now, Ms. Long cooks with her children and grandchildren, for big family dinners and for church gatherings. Certain foods are tied to her memories of childhood, family, and place. Ms. Long explains different recipes, first one for biscuits and then some easy ones you can put together at the end of a long workday.

Joyce Long - On the connections between food, family, and memory

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Oral history interview of Long, Joyce conducted by Sarah Edwards on April 6, 2012 at Upstairs room at St. Joseph's.

Citation: Marian Cheek Jackson Center, “Joyce Long - On the connections between food, family, and memory,” From the Rock Wall, accessed June 13, 2024, https://fromtherockwall.org/oral-histories/joyce-long-2.

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