During legal segregation, guides like the Negro Motorist Green Book advised black travelers of places they could dine safely or lay their heads while on the road. My parents had their own versions of these guides in their heads, memorized after the formal end of Jim Crow.
Thirty-two years ago a newly arrived German chef demanded the best of Atlanta.
I think about food as a sort of genealogy, an act that remembers loved ones and keeps communities alive.
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Through her cooking, much like immigrant entrepreneurs and food workers across the country, Rasita has been able to bring a little bit of Thailand to Mississippi.
The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails will be featured at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Every Tuesday a group of women gets together at Or Ve Shalom Synagogue in Atlanta to bake hundreds of savory hand-held pies.
“If the Luna settlement had succeeded, the southeast might have become part of New Spain.”
Now it’s time to hire our next SFA oral historian. The qualified candidate will direct multi-year documentary projects, manage the work of freelance oral historians, collect oral histories from narrators across the region, lead SFA workshops, and help lead the national conversation about foodways-grounded oral history work.