Katy Clune (Folklore MA, 2015) is on a roll. Or maybe a sticky rice ball would be more accurate. Clune, now digital editor for the Southern Foodways Alliance, has a piece in Our State Magazine, a state-wide publication that “celebrates the very best of North Carolina through authentic storytelling and stunning photography.” Clune’s article, “Asian Fusion Kitchen Brings a Taste of Laos to Morganton,” builds on the work of her thesis “Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, North Carolina,” which explored, through the world of one family, how Lao-Americans have crafted their home in a small southern community.
Clune reports that the Phapphaybouns family have already begun to see new customers in their Morganton restaurant because of her article. Congratulations Katy and Asian Fusion Kitchen!