Now it’s time to hire our next SFA oral historian. The qualified candidate will direct multi-year documentary projects, manage the work of freelance oral historians, collect oral histories from narrators across the region, lead SFA workshops, and help lead the national conversation about foodways-grounded oral history work.
Mai Nguyen opened the restaurant Ba Mien in New Orleans East in late 2001 after traveling Vietnam to collect dishes and repertoires from various regions.
Izzat Freitekh opened La Shish Kabob in Charlotte in 2008.
An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.
Charlotte’s Central Avenue reveals the city’s shifting demographics, from white, working-class textile mill employees in the early twentieth century to new immigrants in the 1990s. These new Southerners shaped a new Charlotte.
From souvlaki to hot dogs, baklava to snapper throats, and barbecue to meat-and-threes, the South and Greece intertwine in Alabama.
Victoria Bouloubasis will present our Oral History Cavalcade at our Summer Foodways Symposium in Charlotte.
Morgan Rice, of Helvetia, West Virginia, helped save her hometown’s annual Ramp Supper back in 2015. This year’s supper is Saturday, April 29.
Our new collection of oral histories, Helvetia, West Virginia, conveys the values of a fiercely creative and productive close-knit mountain community where Swiss and Appalachian heritage are uniquely twined