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Summer at the SFA

People often ask me if the Southern Foodways Alliance, like the University of Mississippi and the town of Oxford, slows down for the summer. The truth is, we pack our summers just as full as the rest of the year.

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Nashville Symposium Highlights

Thank you to our speakers, chefs, helping hands, and guests for bringing your smarts, talent, and spirit to our 2016 Nashville Summer Foodways Symposium.

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Corn and the Slave Trade

The circuitous route of corn, from America to Africa and back again, exemplifies the role of the Atlantic trade in shaping the Southern diet.


Now Playing: Little Kurdistan

Just off Nolensville Pike on the southern outskirts of Nashville lies Little Kurdistan — a thriving community of Kurdish immigrants and new generations of Kurdish-Americans. Little Kurdistan explores this community through the stories of four residents, two businesses, and a lot of delicious food.


Oral History: Nolensville Road

Our newest oral history project documents the men and women working along Nashville’s Nolensville Road. Their voices reflect the Music City’s growing diversity.

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Phila: A Bold Woman of Conviction

This Saturday, SFA hosts UN Dinner on the Grounds Redux: An Homage to Phila Hach, winner of our 2015 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. Learn about this Nashville legend with a film by Joe York.