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SFA Films at Pop Up Oxford

January 25, watch SFA films based in Mississippi, followed by discussion with John T Edge, Joe York, Ron Shapiro, and Alan Arrivee.

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The Mutability of Maize

Rachel Laudan explores the mutability of corn, not only as as a foodstuff, but also in terms of its economic, political, religious, moral implications.

Jordan Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan’s Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan served okra stew with duck confit, cornbread, and a poached egg at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

Yellow Moon Still (2003) Oil on canvas 18” x 24”

Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

Rivendell August Summit 2016

How The South Leads

“What if the South led?” Moderator John Simpkins posed this question halfway through a two-day gathering at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, which focused on how difference based on color imprints and imperils American food culture.

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King Cake, A Seasonal Delight

King Cake is a seasonal delight, enjoyed from the Feast of the Three Kings, or Epiphany, on January 6th , throughout Carnival season, ending in Mardi Gras.

Carter Family Fold

Boardinghouse Breads

Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses in the antebellum South were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors.