Oral History Spotlight: Laura Patricia Ramírez

Laura Patricia Ramírez runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez in a section of Lexington, Kentucky nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.

Oral History Spotlight: Bruce Ucán

In the United States, Yucatecan cuisine can be hard to find outside of Los Angeles and San Francisco. And for the patrons of The Mayan Cafe, it took some getting used to.

Bluegrass & Birria

In 1990, Latinos in Kentucky represented 0.6 percent of the Bluegrass State; the 2010 Census saw them make up three percent—about 132,00 people, the majority Mexicans. And more come every month.

Keepers of Chipped Dreams

Mankind has decorated its liquor vessels since antiquity—it’s as if there’s something hardwired into our livers that demands festivity at all stages when we drink.

Food and Social Justice: Recapping Gravy Issue #53

This week, as all eyes are on the turmoil in Baltimore, is a good time to look back at the 53rd issue SFA’s award winning Gravy journal. Writers Angela Jill Cooley, John T Edge, Catarina Passidomo, Michael Oates Palmer, and the late Jake Adam York, along with photographer Josh Dudley Greer, all shared pieces that touched on the complex relationship between food and social justice.

Why Reinvent the Taco?

What does a former academic do in the face of ambiguity? Read, read, read, of course.