kathleen purvis

Sean Powers / On Second Thought

The culinary world is divided. Women spend on average more time in the kitchen than men, but most celebrity chefs are men. One food writer is calling for more gender diversity in her field because she says that matters to food trends and journalism. In a commentary, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, says women need to have a seat at that table.

Southern Foodways Alliance

When it comes to Southern cuisine, cornbread is required on the plate. But while cornbread unites the South, it can also divide us. Kathleen Purvis, food editor with The Charlotte Observer, writes there is a racial and cultural divide over ingredients.