Jacksonville History & Heritage Series: Jacksonville's Culinary Influences, Then and Now
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On May 24, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Ennis Davis of The Jaxson Magazine hosted a virtual conversation about the diverse culinary history of Jacksonville and its many connections to our multicultural roots. From garlic crabs and shrimp and grits to mustard-based barbecue, you may be surprised to learn that many of our favorite “Southern” foods originated here in our own backyard. And that Steak in a Sacks and Camel Riders can trace their histories back to our influential Middle Eastern community in early Jacksonville neighborhoods like LaVilla and downtown. Today, our growing populations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are helping to further expand the culinary influences of our city.

Jessie Ball duPont Fund and Ennis Davis of The Jaxson Magazine
Saundra Morene, President and CEO of the Jacksonville Gullah Geechee Nation Community Development Corporation; Andrew Pantazi, Founder, The Tributary and former Enterprise Reporter, Florida Times-Union; Anna Hamilton, doctoral student at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill concentrating on southern foodways in Northeast Florida
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