My name is Katie Turpen and I’m a graduate student in journalism at the University of Alabama. This site serves as my master’s project and aims to bridge the gap between UA students and residents through food. I’ve always had a passion for food and believe it can help bring people together in Tuscaloosa.
The site profiles local food projects, food service organizations and restaurants in order to reveal their unique contributions to the city. My hope is that this site will encourage community members to become involved with these organizations and lead them to a better appreciation of the local food culture in Tuscaloosa.
Joseph Sutton, a freshman and member of the Million Dollar Band, looks forward to future community involvement. Rob Kemp, head of the Forest Lake Neighborhood Association, believes that communication is key for successful interaction between these groups.