Trey Kay Published

Pandemic Affecting Our Traditions For Connecting

Cornucopia of Change
Lalena Price

This is a season when many people turn to family, friends and food. As we enter the end-of-the-year holidays, group celebrations are discouraged to reduce COVID-19 infections.

We are in uncertain times, dealing with many things that are out of our control. A contentious election and a global pandemic leave us divided and apart, while searching for comfort and familiarity.

While food traditions have changed this year, they can still bring joy. Our cuisine shares our legacy even when we aren’t physically together. On this episode of Us & Them a look at how people across the country seek to connect with others by adopting new food traditions.

This episode of Us & Them is presented with support from the West Virginia Humanities Council.

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