Let Them Eat Cake

The cake is so tied to New Orleans that it’s hard to taste the cultural amalgam from which it sprang.

Southern, Reborn

A Vietnamese American woman writing a coming-of-age novel set in and fed by the American South wasn’t a selling point.

Green, I Love You, Greens

The matrix vegetable may be European in origin, and the African hand is still tasted in the seasoning of the pot.

GRAVY

Giddy Over Gravy

SFA’s Gravy podcast wins its second consecutive James Beard Award.

Ham to Ham Combat: The Tale of Two Smithfields

Thirty years ago, my hometown of Smithfield, North Carolina, launched what the Washington Post later called “A War In the Hamlets.” On the line were rights to the title “Ham Capital of the World.”

The SFA Take: Love and Cookies

Nathalie Dupree Graduate Fellow Kate Wiggins compiled resources from SFA’s recent work that deal specifically with sexuality through the lens of food. Look, read, and listen to these stories that are often drowned out by politicized rhetoric and monolithic stereotypes about the South.

A Ghost In The Freezer

Food is the product of love and labor, usually in equal parts. When left behind, it reminds us that our loved ones were once very much alive.