2016 Fall Symposium: Corn as Symbol, Sustenance, and Problem

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Corn as Symbol, Sustenance, and Problem

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The Southern Foodways Alliance stages its fall Symposium October 13–16, 2016, on the campus of the University of Mississippi and in and around the town of Oxford.

Onsite registration for ticket holders begins on Thursday afternoon at 2:00. Southern Studies Fantasy Camp, back for a second year, commences on campus at 3:00. Sunday morning at 11:00, the Symposium closes when we send you home with a traveler’s meal of Cold Cornflour-crusted Fried Chicken and jars of guest chef-pickled delights. Don’t miss a minute.

The 19th Symposium explores corn, our nation’s mother grain (and, we might add, a signal image on the SFA logo.) Progressing in concept from cob to kernel and in time from prehistory to the Newer South, this four-day event examines the ways in which corn has served the region as symbol, sustenance, and problem.

Speakers include David Shields, professor of letters, author of Southern Provisions, and heirloom comeback king; Michael Twitty, researcher of African American foodways and author of the forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene; Tracie McMillan, author of The American Way of Eating; and Regina Bradley of Armstrong State University, an alumna Nasir Jones HipHop Fellow at Harvard University.

Meals, cooked and served to fuel our discussions, begin with a communal Brunswick Stew wherein we gather to celebrate common bonds, indivisible by political and social rancor. Along the way, we enjoy Cast-iron Toasted Cornbread Madeleines from a Cajun-born New York City chef and Cornbread Crumbled Squash Casserole from a Savannah native of African descent who once directed Paula Deen’s kitchen. Alex Raij, the Basque cuisine champion, serves Delacata Empanadas. Steven Satterfield, the champion of root to leaf cooking, conjures a silk-to-kernel luncheon that celebrates all things maize. And Sean Sherman, the nation’s foremost chef-interpreter of Native American foodways, reintroduces Flint Corn Cakes and Sun-dried Rabbit to the Southern larder.

SFA oral historians and filmmakers have worked all year to create content for this weekend. We screen five documentary films, four of those produced and directed by the SFA. One film comes courtesy of John Egerton Prize winner Jon-Sesrie Goff, a native of the Lowcountry who returned home after the terrorist attack on Mother Emanuel Church to document the Sea Island promise of 40 Acres and a Mule. Speaking of documentary efforts, after we screen a new film on Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award winner Ira Wallace, please join us to toast to her great work, which we first recognized in an oral history project directed by Sara Wood.

New and exciting, and we think groundbreaking, is a robust and vigorous SFA commitment to arts programming, driven by multi-year grants from 21c Museum Hotels and the Cockayne Fund. We open the Symposium with a viewing of “Secret Ingredient,” a new sculpture and a contextualizing installation by Shae Hembrey, the Arkansas-born artist who rose to international fame when he created “Seek: 100 in 2011,” a conceptual biennale of 100 artworks. And we close the weekend with “In These Fields: A Folk Opera” by acclaimed Kentucky novelist Silas House and Sam Gleaves, a bluegrass musician who writes of, among other things, finding a place for LBGT peoples in the Appalachian narrative.

One quick note on the ticket price: SFA programs all events on a break-even basis. We set prices based on our costs, without markups. (We raise operational funds in other ways, oftentimes engaging donors who first join us as Symposium attendees.) Because we pay all speakers and chefs honoraria, and cover travel and lodging, too, our costs are significant. SFA treats our collaborators well and prices events equitably: From the first Symposium in 1998 to today, that has been our mantra. More recently, recognizing that not all can afford to gather at the SFA table, we initiated the Smith Symposium Fellows program, which invites individuals whose work promises a positive impact on the region to be our guests at the fall symposium.

And a preview of future SFA programming: In 2017 we will focus on El Sur Latino. Come 2018 we will engage literature. In 2019 our programming will showcase labor.  Stay tuned for oral histories, films, and events that explore these themes.

Host for the Symposium is the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi. Generous corporations, foundations, and individuals fund our work.

BENEFACTORS

Blackberry Farm Taste of the South
Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q
Lodge Manufacturing
Order of the Ossabaw

SUPPORTERS

21c Museum Hotels
Alabama Tourism Department
Anson Mills
Billy Reid
Birmingham Convention and Vistors Bureau
Blue Smoke
Cathead Distillery
Chisolm Foundation
Cockayne Fund
Crescent Communities
McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco® Brand Products
New South Family Supper
Order of the Okra
Order of the Scuppernong
Piggy Bank Dinner Series
Royal Cup Coffee
Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
Simmons Farm Raised Catfish
Springer Mountain Farms
Stir the Pot Dinner Series
Taqueria del Sol
Virginia Wine Board
Whole Foods Market
Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Registration

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Overby Auditorium
Southern Studies Fantasy Camp
Featuring colleagues from the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the University of Mississippi, in conversation about Latin American foodways, the Mexican South, cornbread etymologies, and more.
Simone Delerme, anthropologist
Catarina Passidomo, cultural geographer
Allison Burkette, linguist

6:00 p.m.
Square Ramble
Listen to Thacker Mountain Radio, browse Square Books, claim a bar perch at City Grocery

7:00 p.m.
Lawn of Visit Oxford
First Timer Happy Hour
Hosted by the SFA board, fueled by Virginia Wine

Veterans Reception
Powerhouse
Frozen Mint Juleps, inspired by Bill Smith and the Celaya Boys

Artist Reception
Meet Shea Hembrey, whose corn-inspired artwork graces the Powerhouse throughout October

8:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Brunswick Stew Supper
With Rainbows, Unicorns, Chutneys, and Pies by Nancie McDermott

Andy Chabot, Symposium Sommelier broadens palates and deepens knowledge all weekend


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14
All events at the Lyric Theater, unless otherwise noted.

9:00 a.m
Anson Mills Brown Paper Bag Bounty
Royal Cup Coffee debuts the 2016 official issue SFA travel mug and Edouardo Jordan, the pride of Seattle, returns home to cook breakfast

10:00 a.m
Beginnings
Ted Ownby bids all welcome to the corn-fed South

10:30 a.m.
Red Clay Scholar Regina Bradley says that she gained cornfield strength in Albany, Georgia
Introducing Catarina Passidomo, SFA foodways professor and 2016 Symposium interlocutor and coach

11:00 a.m.
Prehistory of Southern Corn
Stephen Satterfield says that to know corn, dig deep into its pre-history

11:30 a.m.
Glimpse the Choctaw-Apache tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, through the lens of Ava Lowrey

12:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Native South Luncheon
Sean Sherman, the Sioux Chef, conceives a meal that rejects colonial thought. Think Teosinte Flatbreads, Husk-wrapped Flint Corn Cakes, Dried and Berried Rabbit, and Cedar-braised Bison

2:00 p.m.
Symposium Coach
Prehistory and Frontier Linkages Catarina Passidomo
Corn was once an American frontier food says Mark Essig, who wonders why the South remained devoted

3:00 p.m.
When Corn Went Pop
Corn is elemental, the backbone grain of the American diet; that omnipresence begs questions
Tracie McMillan channels industrial corn products, from Jiffy to Maseca

3:30 p.m.
Citizen Coke is a corn syrup-fueled global phenomenon says Bart Elmore

6:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Night at the Movies
Presented by Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q
SFA screens five new films this weekend, which is another way of saying we’re deeply committed to documentary work
Cathead Bartender in Residence Miles Macquarrie is a master of the ice mallet and the mustache
Jon-Sesrie Goff, winner of the John Egerton Prize, screens a preview of his documentary After Sherman
Meet the Ruth U. Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award winner (it’s a surprise) and watch a Joe York film

7:30 p.m.
Taylor Grocery
Taylor Grocery Road Trip
Savor Delacata Empanadas from Alex Raij and revel in Delacata Mortadella Sandwiches from Jeremiah Bacon
Something you already know: Simmons Farm Raised Catfish reaches its apogee in the hands of Lynn and Debbie Hewlett
Virginia Wine and Cider


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
All events at the Nutt Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.

8:30 a.m.
Nutt Auditorium Front Lawn
Rise and Shine and Reconnect
Jean-Paul Bourgeois, scion of a Louisiana jerky dynasty, bags the breakfast of your dreams, and Royal Cup Coffee brews its best

9:00a.m.
State of the Cornbread Nation
The state of the congregation is progressive says SFA board president Rob Long

9;30 a.m.
Sara Wood, lead SFA oral historian, sketches the future of SFA work in El Sur Latino

10:00 am
Shea Hembrey: An Artist at Work

Film by Ava Lowrey

10:30 a.m.
Morning Benediction
Rebecca Gayle Howell, proves that all good days begin with poetry

11:00 a.m.
Symposium Coach Catarina Passidomo

Kernels of Truth
From genetic manipulation to the middle passage to the tables of middle America, stories of corn reveal complex patterns of culture and agriculture
David Shields shares tales of two corn varieties and the people who nurtured and manipulated them
Cornbread can be white, yellow, blue, or, says Michael Twitty, it can be black
Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors

12:45 p.m.
Powerhouse
Twenty-First Century Corn Husker’s Luncheon
To conceive this meal, always the most anticipated of the weekend, Steven Satterfield of Miller Union in Atlanta began keeping a notebook of corn-inspired ideas in January. Expect fireworks.

3:00 p.m.
Moonshine Facts and Fictions
Moonshine is a conceit, a lie often told in the woods that sometimes results in honest goods

Symposium Coach Catarina Passidomo
Matt Bondurant, a native of the wettest county in the world, updates his family story for the 21st century
Kevin Young and Jonathan Green wrap their intellects around how and why black lightning got whitewashed

4:00 p.m.
The Mutability of Maize
Rachel Laudan explores the worlds of wheat eaters, rice eaters, and corn eaters and charts the ongoing changes that affect corn eating peoples

5:00 p.m.
Square Ramble
Hang at the Proud Larry’s bar, shop Amelia Presents, hike to the End of All Music

7:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award
Join us as we celebrate the genetic diversity work of seed saver and activist Ira Wallace with a film by Ava Lowrey and art by Blair Hobbs

Lincoln-Douglas Biscuit-Cornbread Debate
In the grand tradition of SFA debates over Pie vs. Cake and Traditional vs. Competition Barbecue, we bring you the latest salvo in the baking wars
Jennifer V. Cole, Alabama roller
Kevin Gillespie, Georgia skillet licker
With diminutive bites by Vishwesh Bhatt and cocktails from Miles Macquarrie

8:00 p.m.
Powerhouse
Lodge Cast Iron Four Sisters Supper
Because three sisters interpreting the Three Sisters was not enough
Dora Charles, Savannah realist
Cassidee Dabney, Foothill savant
Cheetie Kumar, Indian chanteuse
Helen Turner, Tennessee pitmistress

Virginia Wine and Popcorn Lager from Wiseacre Brewing


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
All events at the Lyric Theatre

9:00 a.m.
Bite by Jeremiah Bacon, eye-opener by Royal Cup Coffee

10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Session
Introducing two new SFA arts initiatives, focused on visual art and performance, underwritten by 21c Museum Hotels and the Cockayne Fund, respectively
Kevin Young and friends believe art and food are interdependent expressions of people and place
Shea Hembrey, the Arkansas-born conceptual artist, stars in a new Ava Lowrey film

In These Fields: A Folk Opera
Sam Gleaves and Silas House sketch the entwined histories of four generations of Southerners, mixing Cherokee, Scots-Irish, and African American bloodlines and influences

11:00 a.m.
Traveler’s Meal
Cold Fried Chicken and other delights by Camron Razavi and Kelly English, underwritten by Springer Mountain Farms

Registration

Registration is open to all 2016 members of the SFA. Members may purchase multiple tickets to the Symposium, but buyers must confirm that their guests are also current SFA members. At the time of ticket purchase, please have your guest’s name and contact information available, as this information will be required for purchase.

Registration opens Wednesday, August 10, at Noon CT. All current SFA members will receive an email on Monday, August 8, with the link and password necessary for purchasing tickets. If you have already confirmed your membership but do not receive this message by close of business on August 8, please email [email protected] or call 662-915-3368.

Tickets, priced at $780, are refundable, minus a $150 cancellation fee, if the SFA is contacted by September 1. (Each time we sell and refund tickets SFA incurs hard dollar transaction fees.) No refunds after September 1. To be fair to those on the waiting list, tickets may not be transferred. Please don’t ask us to make exceptions. We try our best to manage demand in an equitable way.

SFA has reserved blocks of rooms for attendees at these area hotels:

  • Courtyard by Marriott                        662-638-6014
  • The Graduate                                       662-234-3031
  • Hampton Inn West (Jackson Ave.)   662-232-2442
  • Hampton Inn East (Sisk Ave.         662-234-5565
  • Holiday Inn Express                            662-236-2500
  • Inn at Ole Miss                                    662-234-2331
  • Marriott TownPlace                         662-238-3522

When you purchase your symposium ticket, the questionnaire page will share a password that you may use to call and book your room. Passwords are required to reserve a room in the symposium block. Reserve a room as soon as your ticket purchase is confirmed; availability is first come, first served, and the special rates expire September 13. 

Other area hotels include:

  • Comfort Inn                                      662-234-6000
  • Days Inn                                            662-234-9500
  • Hampton Inn Conference Center 662-234-5565
  • Puddin’ Place                                   662-234-1250
  • Super 8                                              662-234-7013
  • The 5 Twelve B&B                          662-234-8043
  • The Nests BnB                                 662-236-7733
  • The Ravine                                       662-234-4555
  • Air BnB
  • VRBO

 

 Bacon Jeremiah Bacon set out to roam the country armed with a degree in philosophy. The water drew him back home to the Lowcountry where he is chef at The Macintosh in Charleston, South Carolina.
 Bhatt Vishwesh Bhatt opened Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi, in 2009, where he interprets his native Indian cuisine through Southern staples like collard greens.
 Emily Blount Emily Blount was born and raised in Northern California and spent over a decade in New York City before putting down roots in Oxford, Mississippi, where she opened Saint Leo earlier this year.
 Bondurant A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Matt Bondurant has written three novels. The Wettest County in the World, based on his family moonshining stories, was adapted into the film Lawless in 2012.
 Bourgeois Jean-Paul Bourgeois hails from Thibodaux, Louisiana, where his family caught catfish, duck hunted, cleaned shrimp, and made fig preserves. Now he serves as the executive chef of Blue Smoke in New York City.
 Bradley Regina Bradley teaches African American literature at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, where she researches post-Civil Rights African American literature, hip hop culture, and race.
Burkette Allison Burkette teaches linguistics at the University of Mississippi. Her book Language and Material Culture examines language variation and its connection to cultural factors.
 Chabot Under Andy Chabot’s direction, The Barn at Blackberry Farm won the 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Program.
 Charles Dora Charles’s cooking career began at age six when she made a cup of Maxwell House coffee for her grandmother. She is the author of A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen.
 Cole Jennifer V. Cole is a writer based in Birmingham, Alabama. She speaks five languages, loves a good backyard pool party, and once got to spend the day with Dolly Parton.
 Dabney Cassidee Dabney is the executive chef at The Barn at Blackberry Farm. She knows how to hoe a row, butcher a hog, and put up a peach.
 Delerme Simone Delerme teaches Southern Studies and Anthropology at the University of Mississippi and researches Hispanic migration to the American South.
 Elmore Bart Elmore teaches history at The Ohio State University and is author of Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism.
 Engelhardt SFA board member Elizabeth Engelhardt teaches at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and leads the SFA academic committee. She wrote A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food.
 English Kelly English directs restaurants in Memphis, Biloxi, and his adopted hometown, Oxford. Equal treatment for all citizens and Ole Miss athletics are his twin passions.
 Essig Mark Essig’s most recent book, Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig, explores civilization’s love-hate relationship with pigs and pork.
 Gillespie Kevin Gillespie is the author of Pure Pork Awesomeness and the chef at Gunshow, an Atlanta restaurant with a dim sum-inspired approach to service.
 Gleaves Born and raised in southwest Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs music with a sense of history. He writes new songs in the Appalachian tradition, telling stories about love, the home place, working people, and social issues.
 Goff Documentary photographer and filmmaker Jon-Sesrie Goff is the 2016 Egerton Prize Winner. His MFA thesis film, After Sherman, earned him a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.
 Green Artist Jonathan Green is a partner in the Lowcountry Rice Culture Project, an educational foundation based in South Carolina. His grandfather was a moonshiner.
 Hembrey Shea Hembrey grew up on a dirt road in rural Hickory Grove, Arkansas, in a family of farmers, factory workers, hunters, trappers, and cockfighters. Watch his Ted Talk. Really, do it.
Hewlett Debbie and Lynn Hewlett own Taylor Grocery in Taylor, Mississippi. You may drink intoxicating beverages on the porch if you sip from a plastic cup.
 House Eastern Kentucky native Silas House is the author of five novels, three plays, and a creative nonfiction book about social protest. His next novel, Little Fire, is out in 2017.
 Howell Native to Kentucky, Rebecca Gayle Howell is a senior editor for Oxford American. Her recent book Render / An Apocalypse was a 2014 finalist for ForeWord Review’s Book of the Year.
Jordan Florida native Edouardo Jordan is the chef and co-owner of Salare in Seattle. He was named a 2016 Best New Chef by Food and Wine.
 Kumar Raleigh-based chef Cheetie Kumar has been named “the coolest person” in her hometown. She co-owns and operates Kings, Neptune’s Parlour, and Garland.
 Laudan Rachel Laudan is a food historian. Her 2013 book, Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History, traces the culinary philosophies that spawned the handful of cuisines that now dominate the globe.
 Long Rob Long, incoming SFA board President, is a television writer and producer and a good eater. He hosts a weekly show, “Martini Shot,” on public radio in Los Angeles. One time, he took a slow boat to China.
 Ava Lowrey Ava Lowrey joined the SFA staff as our Pihakis Foodways Documentary Fellow in 2015. You’ll see her talent on the screen this weekend and at film festivals around the country this year.
 Macquarrie Miles Macquarrie is a partner and bartender at Kimball House in Decatur, Georgia. Though the restaurant is known for its cocktail program, Miles’s first love was beer.
Nancie-McDermott Nancie McDermott is a food writer and a prolific cookbook author with a passion for social justice, culinary history, and pie.
 McMillan Tracie McMillan writes about food and class. The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table was a New York Times best-seller.
 Ownby Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, Ted Ownby writes and teaches classes on the social and cultural history of the American South.
 Passidomo Catarina Passidomo, SFA’s Foodways Professor at the University of Mississippi, explores the connections between food and culture, identity, space and power. Peru is her next frontier.
  Alex Raij is the chef and co-owner of Txikito, La Vara, and El Quinto Pino in New York City. Her recent cookbook, The Basque Book, focuses beautifully on Txikito recipes.
  At Restaurant Iris in Memphis, Camron Razavi adds a global sensibility to local ingredients and Gulf Coast seafood.
  Sommelier, writer, and Georgia native Stephen Satterfield develops digital food platforms, researches foods of the Americas, and serves patrons at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California.
Guitar player, singer, and chef Steven Satterfield is the co-owner of Miller Union in Atlanta, Georgia. He published Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons in 2015.
  Known as the Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman of Minneapolis focuses on revitalizing indigenous foods systems in a modern culinary context.
  David Shields teaches in the University of South Carolina English department. His 2015 book, Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine, reclaims the lost legacies of Southern food.
  Since 1996, Helen Turner has run Helen’s Bar-B-Q in Brownsville, Tennessee. One of only a few female pitmasters nationwide, Turner is the subject of a must-watch Joe York film.
  Michael Twitty, a Smith Symposium Fellow, is a teacher, culinary historian, and historical interpreter. His book The Cooking Gene hits shelves in December.
  SFA Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ira Wallace is a seed-saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
Sara Wood is SFA’s lead oral historian. After meddling in modern dance, public radio, and museum work, Wood found her true gift—getting great stories out of everyone she meets.
  Joe York is a documentary filmmaker with a degree in archeology and a deep appreciation for cornbread. Joe has made over 30 short films for the SFA, as well as the feature documentary Pride & Joy.
Young Poet Kevin Young is the author of Blue Laws, Selected and Uncollected Poems 1995-2015 and of Repast, An Oratorio in Honor of Mister Booker Wright of Greenwood, Mississippi.

Books and ArticlesBiblio

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Bondurant, Matt. The Wettest County in the World. New York: Scribner, 2009.

Bradley, Regina. “Before Beyoncé Made Formation, Zora Neale Hurston Laid Out Her Roadmap.Washington Post. February 10, 2016.

Brock, James. “Wine Talk: This Top Resort’s Wine Guru Pours in Splendor—And Creates Wedding Moments.Papercity. September 29, 2015.

Burkette, Allison. “Cornpone: A Borrowed Term for a Borrowed Staple. Gravy. Issue #58. 2015.

Charles, Dora. A Real Southern Cook: In Her Savannah Kitchen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Cholst, Rachel. “Sam Gleaves Burns Down the Closet Door on New Release.No Depression. November 15, 2015.

Cole, Jennifer V. “Ghost in the Freezer.Gravy. Issue #59. 2016.

Currin, Tina Haver. “Bandleader, head chef and restaurateur Cheetie Kumar rarely sees sunlight, but at least she sees results.” Indy Week. March 25, 2015.

Dabney, Cassidee. “Cassidee Dabney’s Grits.Lucky Peach. 

Delerme, Simone. “‘Puerto Ricans Live Free’: Race, Language, and Orlando’s Contested Soundscape.Southern Spaces. March 24, 2014.

DeJesus, Erin. “Why Chef Kelly English Is Expanding from Memphis to Oxford, Mississippi.” Eater. December 3, 2014.

Dragonwagon, Crescent. The Cornbread Gospels. New York: Workman Publishing Company, 2007.

Elmore, Bartow J. Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism. New York: Norton, 2014.

Engelhardt, Elizabeth. A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011.

Essig, Mark. Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig. New York: Basic Books, 2016.

F&W Star Chef: Vishwesh Bhatt.” Food & Wine 2013.

Fussell, Betty. The Story of Corn. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2004.

Gillespie, Kevin. Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2015.

Graslie, Serri. “The ‘Sioux Chef’ Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back on the Menu.” NPR. October 7, 2104.

Harvey, Jessica. “Jean-Paul Bourgeois: Up In Smoke?” Nicholls State University Alumni Federation. Blog post. February 12, 2014.

Hooper, Hayden. “Helen Turner: Queen of Barbeque.Social South. 2013.

House, Silas and Neela Vaswani. Same Sun Here. Somerville: Candlewick, 2012.

Howell, Rebecca Gayle. Render / An Apocalypse. Cleveland: CSU, 2013.

Jackson, Stephen. “Meet Stephen Satterfield, Food Culture Expert and Nopalize Cofounder. Hoodline. January 25, 2015.

Khong, Rachel. “On Being Black in the Kitchen: Edouardo Jordan on the Lack of Black Chefs in Fine Dining.” Lucky Peach. Issue #18. 2016.

Laudan, Rachel. Cuisine and Empire: Cooking in World History. Oakland: Univ. of California, 2013.

Long, Rob. Conversations with My Agent. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2014.

McDermott, Nancie. Southern Soups and Stews: More than 75 Recipes from Gumbo and Burgoo to Etouffee and Fricassee. San Francisco: Chronicle, 2015.

McMillan, Tracie. The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table. New York: Scribner, 2012.

Ownby, Ted, ed. The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi (Chancellor Porter L. Fortune Symposium of Southern History) Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

Passidomo, Catarina. “Right to (feed) the city: race, food sovereignty, and food justice activism in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.” Dissertation (Ph.D.), University of Georgia, 2013.

Raij, Alex and Eder Montero. The Basque Book: A Love Letter in Recipes from the Kitchen of Txikito. Berkeley: Ten Speed, 2016.

Reece, Chuck. “Bitter Southerner No. 5: For Precision and Refreshment.” (profile of Miles MacQuarrie). Bitter Southerner.

Satterfield, Steven. Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons. New York: Harper Wave, 2015.

Shields, David. Southern Provisions: The Creation and Revival of a Cuisine. Chicago: University of Chicago, 2015.

Terenzio, Olivia. “Chef Jeremiah Bacon on Why Charleston Restaurants Are at the Top of Their Game.” Charleston City Paper. March 3, 2016.

Ustundag, Ezgi. “After Charleston, a Change of Focus for MFA Student.” Duke Today. September 28, 2015.

Wallace, Ira. The Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Southeast. Portland: Timber Press, 2013.

Young, Kevin. Book of Hours. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Digital Films and Websites

Dora Charles Puts Her Foot In It by Joe York

Eat or We Both Starve (Taylor Grocery) by Joe York

Helen Turner, Pitmaster by Joe York

How I Became 100 Artists, Ted Talk by Shea Hembrey

Ava Lowrey is SFA’s Pihakis Documentary Film Fellow.

Michael Twitty, Afroculinaria.

Vish by Danny Klimetz

Sara Wood is SFA’s oral historian.


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