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Glori-fried and Glori-fied

Mahalia Jackson entered into respectability through the shaming kitchen door, kicking the door down as she stepped.


Remembering Bonita Conwell

Bonita Conwell, a vibrant force in agricultural, social, and economic justice, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

Cooking from the Heart

Caroline Cooks: Cooking from the Heart

Conversational, straightforward, and entirely unique: Cooking from the Heart (2009) is the nation’s only cookbook explaining Hmong food.

Cin Pecan Coffee Cake

Nancie McDermott’s Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake

Consider this cake for Thanksgiving weekend, for any time you have company, for the first School’s Out morning of the December vacation, for a little tailgate party before the Holiday Parade.


Little Kurdistan Screens at Cucalorus

Ava Lowrey, SFA’s Pihakis Documentary Film Fellow, screened Little Kurdistan at the 22nd annual Cucalorus Film Festival yesterday.

Tobacco leaves drying in an old barn in North Carolina, USA

The Golden Leaf: Tobacco Farming in North Carolina

On the next episode of Gravy, freelance writer and audio producer Jen Nathan Orris takes us to North Carolina, where the ubiquitous tobacco fields of the past—and the food traditions they engendered—are undergoing a transformation.


Flag Pizza

I once made an oblong pizza that depicted the American flag, using food coloring for the blue field of stars with alternating stripes of cheese and tomato sauce. My wife said it was the ugliest pizza she’d ever seen.


Join SFA in 2017

SFA memberships purchased before July 1, 2016 expire on December 31, 2016. Now is the perfect time to join or renew for 2017.