Frederick Douglass Opie
Published September 30, 2013
Updated April 12, 2021

Frederick Douglass Opie is a professor of history and foodways at Babson College. He blogs about food and food history here. His work focuses on the history of food traditions, cultures and systems, and how and why they have changed. He’s been featured on The Splendid Table and NPR, among other news outlets. Opie is the author of Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America, Southern Food and Civil Rights: Feeding the Revolution and several other books.

Expertise: Foodways, campaigns, food movements, Southern food, civil rights, food history

Location: Babson Park, Mass.

Phone: (781) 239-5611


Twitter: @DrFredDOpie

Heard on NPR News and Notes: A Soul Food Journey From Africa To America

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