The Georgia peach is an icon, serving as shorthand for Southern beauty, hospitality, sweetness, and agrarian identity. Tom Okie shares how its roots sink deep into the messy racial politics of Southern history.
Chefs Robert Phalen and Deborah VanTrece will collaborate on a luncheonette menu straight from the 1960s to be served at One Eared Stag in Atlanta, which occupies a space where Dr. King himself dined. Proceeds from the lunch will benefit the King Center.
On the new episode of Gravy, one woman’s epic life story of agriculture and racism.
Alice Randall dissects the politics, race, business, and religion embodied by Mahalia Jackson’s Fried Chicken.
Pete Daniel explores the often neglected study of African American land loss in the 20th century.
We are pleased to announce the publication of To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South.
There’s a reason that the lunch counter sit-ins of the early 1960s attained that rare distinction of being both symbolic and effective: they highlighted the soullessness, the spiritual meagerness, the plain old cussedness of withholding food from folks.
At the Southern Foodways Alliance, we often talk of using food as a lens through which to consider greater questions of identity, history, reconciliation, and justice. And we often are asked, “But why food?” At first glance, to discuss foodways may seem trivial against the backdrop of such pressing issues as social inequality, natural disasters, … Continued
If We So Choose, a film about Athens civil rights history, will screen at the Athens-Clarke County Library at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 28. It will be followed by a panel discussion featuring some of the protestors who took part in Varsity sit-ins.