NC Folklife

NC Folklife

Durham, NC / Since 1974 the North Carolina Folklife Institute has supported programs and projects that document and present traditional culture in North Carolina.
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A recipe for Platsindi, a fritter-like, pan-fried dish popular in Moldova and served with a variety of fillings.

A recipe for Platsindi, a fritter-like, pan-fried dish popular in Moldova and served with a variety of fillings.

Moravian Cookie recipe from The Old Salem Museum and Gardens Cookbook. Winston-Salem, NC.

Here’s part two of our peek inside just one of our NC communities rich in tasty traditions. We hope your holidays are filled with sugar and spice and all things nice!

Podcast: Latino immigration has impacted North Carolina’s culture in a variety of ways. You can see it in the number of Mexican restaurants here, or in the presence of Univision, the Spanish-language TV network. You can also see it at a Raleigh club called Disco Rodeo. Just a few years ago, the club was known for its rock ‘n roll shows. Now it specializes in bringing in live bands, straight from Mexico.

Salt-Cured Chiles inspired by Cooking in the Moment by Andrea Reusing 2 pounds fresh red chilies, preferably a semi-hot variety, sliced i.

Although open only two hours each week, the farmers’ market operated by the Karen refugees teaches valuable entrepreneurial skills as well as provides fresh produce to supportive customers.

New Farmers in North Carolina: Karen Refugees - NC Folklife Institute

Style of Motion Breakdancers performance at the 2013 NC Folklife Festival.

Style of Motion Breakdancers performance at the 2013 NC Folklife Festival.

Mi Quang, a traditional Vietnamese dish. Demonstration by Linda Pham of Whiteville, NC.

Linda Pham of Whiteville, NC shows fieldworker Anna Scott how to prepare Mi Quang, a traditional noodle dish popular in central Vietnam.

Montagnard Music and Dance performance from the 2013 North Carolina Folklife Festival.

Montagnard Music and Dance performance from the 2013 North Carolina Folklife Festival.

Ethnomimesis will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell’s word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others.

Ethnomimesis will fascinate all those intrigued by how we create and perpetuate our representations of folklife and culture. Ethnomimesis is Robert Cantwell’s word for the process by which we take cultural influences, traditions, and practices to ourselves and then manifest them to others.

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. The collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe.

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. The collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe.