Altar Call by Maria Godoy

To close the 2017 SFA symposium Maria Godoy, a senior editor with NPR’s Science Desk and the host of The Salt, asked: What did we learn? What burden will we shoulder together?

The Feast of St. Mary

In sharing stories of panaderia at the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Lisa Donovan reflects on her Mexican grandmother and how those places influence her understanding of identity.

Anda Conmigo en Plaza Fiesta

At the 2017 symposium, Smith Symposium Fellow Steven Alvarez introduced SFA to Plaza Fiesta, a large market located in a strip mall outside Atlanta.

Las Pulgas: Voices from a New Orleans Market

At the 2017 symposium, Sara Fouts and Fernando Lopez provided a historical and ethnographic background of Latino migration to New Orleans, and described the rise of the pulga.

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor, Hidden Costs

At the 2017 SFA symposium, Diep Tran argues that “immigrant food is often expected to be cheap, because, implicitly, the labor that produces it has historically been cheap.” But there is a hidden toll for workers.

In Praise of Las Mujeres del Sur

Sandra Gutierrez, author of Latin American Street Food and The New Southern-Latino Table, addressed the symposium with her thoughts on Latina Southerners.

OMG, ACP!!! WTF?

At SFA’s 20th symposium, Gustavo Arellano finds the origin story of a uniquely Southern dish: ACP, or Arroz con Pollo, unlike any he’s ever seen.

What is Latino Enough?

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Paul Reyes introduces us to the threads of his family, woven together to create a man who wonders, “What is Latino enough?”