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Morning Benediction

Rebecca Gayle Howell, author of Render: An Apocalypse, offers the morning benediction at SFA’s 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

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Quick Bread: Jiffy to Maseca

At our 2016 fall symposium, Tracie McMillian explores the dominance of mass-market cornmeal mixes.

Susan Peyton Milam

Welcome to the world, baby girl!

SFA is tickled pink to announce the birth of Susan Peyton Milam.  Born on December 15, 2016, to our own Sara Camp and her husband Kirk Milam, Sally weighed 6 pounds and 2 ounces and was 17.5 inches long. Her hobbies include: eating like a champ, alert wakefulness from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., and … Continued


A Lifetime of Barbecue in Selma

On weeknights, Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot is one of the few non-chain businesses near downtown Selma where locals can grab a quick meal.

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Gifts From The Good Land

Since 1975, the Randle family has been running Randle Farms just outside Auburn, Alabama—one of the South’s few farms rearing sheep and lambs.

Dora Charles served his squash casserole at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium. Photo by Brandall Atkinson.

Dora Charles’s Squash Casserole

Dora Charles grew up in Savannah, Georgia, where she cooked alongside her grandmother since the age of seven. For twenty years, she led the kitchen of The Lady and Sons.

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How Corn Came to the South

At our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium, Stephen Satterfield traced the history of corn cultivation in the Americas.