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Matthew Meduri on Eating Out in the Magic City

Episode: 17

What role could a restaurant play in defining a place? In this episode, Gastronomica Editorial Collective member Jaclyn Rohel speaks with writer Matthew Meduri about the role of the chicken house in a changing economy in Barberton, Ohio. Weaving together histories of migration, post industrialism, and urban transformation, Matthew Meduri shares memories of a Serbian-style fried poultry dish — known locally as Barberton chicken — and reflects on the Magic City as a place in search of its identity. Listeners can find Matthew’s new article in the Fall 2022 issue of Gastronomica.

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