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SFA Short: Karla Ruiz – Peach Empanadas

As part of SFA’s 2017 focus on El Sur Latino we explore a series of dishes across the Southeast that reframe ideas of southern food. Karla Ruiz grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, where she learned to cook with her grandmother and mother. After moving to Nashville in 2000, Karla learned to blend Mexican techniques … Continued

SFA Short: Eddie Hernandez – Turnip Greens de Arbol

As part of SFA’s 2017 focus on El Sur Latino we explore a series of dishes across the Southeast that reframe ideas of southern food. Taqueria Del Sol in Atlanta combines Mexican recipes from chef Eddie Hernandez and Southern cuisine from owner Mike Klank. One example of this combination of backgrounds is Turnip Greens de … Continued

Mix a Bufala Negra

Jerry Slater created this drink in 2007, as the cocktail renaissance gathered steam.

Sapelo Red Peas

About four years ago, filmmaker Joe York traveled to Sapelo Island, Georgia (a barrier island south of Savannah), where he profiled a group of residents in the Hog Hammock community working to boost their local economy through the cultivation of the Geechee Red Pea.

Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar

This year’s 20th annual Southern Foodways Symposium focused on El Sur Latino and honored the active Southerners of El Sur Latino who chose to raise families and grow businesses in this newest of New Souths. In preparation for this weekend, SFA Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker Ava Lowrey created a short documentary about one rural community these … Continued

Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Hugo

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.

Muchas Gracias

The 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium is in the books, and we want to take the time to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful individuals who help make this event happen.