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Sip a Saison, Support a Soldier

Producing memorable brews in today’s craft beer culture is a lofty enough goal, but when Brian McGee founded Fidelis Beer Company, he set his sights even higher: “to produce world-class beers to benefit world-class causes.”


What We’re Reading: To Live and Dine in Dixie

We are so pleased to announce the publication of To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South. UGA published Cooley’s book in conjunction with us, as part of the series “Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place.”


Where we eatin’ today, Slick?

When money got tight, Keng Harvey decided to sell catfish plates out of his home to the thirty or so folks that got the Facebook memo. That first meal was last Halloween, and Harvey’s Big Frickin’ Fish Fry has done nothing but grow in popularity since.

JackDaniels early 1900s

All the Folks on Rocky Top Get Their Corn from a Jar

In contemporary country songs, whiskey partners with other themes—agrarian, patriotic, rural—to solidify the longstanding connection between country music and the Southern white working class.

shalom y'all

Thirsty Thursday: Sips of the Jewish South

Southern Jews constitute just half of 1 percent of the South’s total population, making their food traditions and innovations especially illuminating. Lindsey Reynolds toasts beverages that highlight Jewish heritage.

The reporter at age 12 with her mother, Mildred Amer, on the bimah of Temple B’Nai Israel. This photo was taken during the 1994 Natchez Jewish Homecoming, an event that celebrated the town’s Jewish history. (Photo courtesy of Mildred Amer)

Learn about the Last Jews of Natchez in Gravy Ep. 14

In the new episode of Gravy, Robin Amer returns to Natchez, Mississippi as the Jewish community is dwindling to see what’s left of those traditions, and what might be lost when they’re gone.