Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Sweet Enough? A Corn Story

At our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium, 2016 Keeper of the Flame Award winner David Shields tells the story of supersweet corn.

In Memoriam

SFA remembers the founders, collaborators, and award winners who left us in 2016.

Okracast Drink Edition: The Alzina

What can you do with a little port wine, cognac and sugar cane syrup? We suggest trying The Alzina, the signature cocktail honoring Alzina Toups of Alzina’s Restaurant in Galliano, Louisiana. Alzina was the recipient of the 2013 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award at last week’s “Women at Work” Southern Foodways Symposium. Grab your ingredients … Continued