Pride and Joy premiered on PBS stations in Spring 2013.
Filmmaker Joe York spotlights the tradition-bearers of Southern foodways, presenting intimate portraits of men and women who grow, prepare and serve Southern food and drink. He examines themes related to foodways, sense of place, civil rights, gender, family dynamics and diversity in the modern American South. What do foodways tell us about what it means to be a Southerner? How and why do traditional foodways endure? As America’s ethnic and racial make-up shifts, how do regional foodways change?