A Helping of Gravy: The Other White Meat

In 1986 leaders of the National Pork Producers Council gathered in a darkened room to hear their advertising agency pitch a new industry tagline: “Pork—the Other White Meat.” When the lights came on after the two-hour presentation, the pork producers found themselves “in a state of shock,” one executive recalled.

Garden & Gun Reads Cornbread Nation 7

The latest issue of Garden & Gun magazine is dedicated to Southern food. So it’s fitting that, for this installment of his book review column, Clyde Edgerton picked up a copy of Cornbread Nation 7.

John Lewis’s March

If you were never a comic-book fan, you might be suspicious of the graphic genre’s ability to tell a serious story. March puts those doubts to rest.

Cooking with Michael Pollan

Last night, we welcomed Michael Pollan to the University of Mississippi campus for a talk about his latest book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation.

SFA Book News

Last fall’s publication of The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South (ed. Elizabeth Engelhardt, Ted Ownby, John T. Edge) marked the launch of our joint book series with University of Georgia Press. Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place explores key themes and tensions in food studies—including race, class, gender, power, and … Continued

A Helping of Gravy: Toques and Tomes

The South’s chefs, bartenders, and artisans read more than just cookbooks. We asked a handful of friends to tell us about their favorite works of literature.