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Ashley Christensen is one of the busiest chefs in Raleigh, but the work she does outside cooking continues to define her. Using her restaurants as urban revitalization methods, Christensen also unites chefs for the Southern Foodways Alliance.
The fourth annual symposium of the Southern Foodways Alliance continued the trend of valuing traditions associated with Southern cooking culture and the region’s farming industry. Discussed during this symposium was challenges that contemporary regional farmers face, due to the USDA’s implementing the corporate farm mentality. Also highlighted was challenges of maintaining Southern cooking cultural traditions, with an increasingly diverse and transient regional population.