About Me

Angela Perez

Food & Travel Writer and Editor


Angela holds a Master’s from Duke University where she concentrated in Russian, Slavic, and East European Studies. One of her first great loves in literature was Dostoevsky. Well, he is tied with J.R.R. Tolkien. Tolkien, of course, wrote about the joys of food and of travel (Hobbits would be great at writing up the discomforts of travel and why certain resorts, restaurants, and excursions aren’t all that great at making sure you are comfortable and cozy). Editor’s Note: I’ve never focused on how much Dostoevsky references food in his works (though, there is frequent reference to lack of it). I mean to eventually go back to all of his works and catalog his food references. You know, for fun.

In addition to her 10+ career in corporate communications, writing, and editing, she was a journalist and has written extensively about food and travel for many years.

Originally from a small rural town in northeastern, N.C., Angela is always on the hunt for the foods of her childhood – collard greens with fatback, biscuits, fried okra, bbq, coleslaw, cornbread (by the way, there should never be sugar in cornbread – EVER), grits, and fried fish. Her dad is Mexican and she is hoping, in 2022, to get much more in touch with her Hispanic heritage. Particularly through food. Namely through homemade tortillas – which she could live on.


Southern foodways
Multiculturalism and foodways
The language of food
Scuba diving
Road trips
Bordertown foodways
LatinX culture
Southern culture


Angela is always available for side collaborations, writing, editing, and consulting. If you want to chat about Southern foodways (ANY foodways), great restaurants to try, how Dostoevsky and Faulkner are two sides of the same coin, Chinese film, or anything else, don’t hesitate in reaching out. The site address is: speakingofthesouth@gmail.com.