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From the professor’s desk

Every Friday, we’ll post a student’s reflection on our Southern foodways course reading. Share your own reactions by posting comments on Facebook or using the #SFABookClub hashtag on Twitter.

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A Spoken Dish: After Katrina

Friends of SFA share personal stories of the role of food in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Photo by Keith O'Brien.

An Anniversary Not Everyone Is Celebrating

In a new special episode of Gravy, we tell stories that ponder Hurricane Katrina’s legacy through food…from a wine bar’s window into gentrification to the shifting clientele of an iconic soul food joint.


Reflecting on the Bayou

As we reflect this week on the Gulf Coast over the last decade, we invite you to explore the Louisiana bayou with us.

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After Katrina: Counting to 10

In this short film, Pableaux Johnson celebrates the New Orleans we knew before Katrina and looks ahead to the future of the city.

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What We’re Reading: Please Forward

Get yourself to your local bookstore and pick up a copy of Please Forward: How Blogging Reconnected New Orleans after Katrina, edited by Cynthia Joyce.

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A Semester of Southern Foodways

Read along with the University of Mississippi’s Southern Studies students and foodways professor Catarina Passidomo.