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Moorestown, New Jersey
Exploring Community Culinary Heritage in New Jersey
Tastefully South Jersey included community preservation days and an exhibition at the Perkins Center for the Arts. Artifacts from La Unique African American Cultural Arts Museum owned by Larry Miles in Camden, New Jersey. Yemen Milk Carrier made of fiber art (2000), Antique Nigerian Basket, and Bronze Medicine Pouch from Cameroon (approx. 1960). Image courtesy of the Perkins Center for the Arts.

With the help of an NEH grant, the Perkins Center for the Arts celebrated the extensive array of culinary traditions practiced and preserved in Burlington, Gloucester, and Camden counties through its Tastefully South Jersey program. One respondent to a program evaluation survey called it a “great cultural party bringing community together” and another expressed deep appreciation for how it “show[ed] our common humanity through food.”

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