Our latest documentary profiles Susan Spicer, the New Orleans chef and restaurateur that the New York Times once dubbed “The Quiet Star Of New Orleans.” Now the successful owner of three of the top spots in New Orleans dining, Spicer stands out in a field mostly dominated by men.
Our Ruth U Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award winner for 2016 may seem an unconventional choice. He’s not a working class cook. He’s not a catfish farmer, fighting the USDA. He’s not a long- tenured waiter. He’s not a barbecue pitmaster. He’s an academic. He wears bow ties – without irony.
This year’s Southern Foodways Symposium marked the beginning of a new art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We were delighted to welcome our inaugural artist Shea Hembrey and his mixed media installation, The Secret Ingredient.