Searching for Shrimp with Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg recently published his latest examination of the American seafood industry, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. In it, he traces the decline of river shrimp that once abounded in the Mississippi River.

Bowen's Island Restaurant

Featured Oral History Project: Bowens Island Restaurant

With the sounds of summer upon us, we bring you the stories of Bowens Island Restaurant as this week’s featured oral history project. To the uninitiated, the oyster joint on Bowens Island was a curiosity of sorts—an aging pile of cinderblocks and boards plastered by layers of graffiti, with bivalves being cooked inside on some … Continued

Florida’s Forgotten Coast: A.L. “Unk” Quick

When SFA oral historian Amy Evans met A.L. “Unk” Quick and his wife, Gloria, in 2006, they were in their mid-60s, an age when many folks who have done manual work since their teens begin to dream about retirement. But not Unk and Gloria.

Le Bakery - Sue Nguyen - Biloxi Shrimping

OKRACAST: Sue Nguyen of Le Bakery in Biloxi, MS

Welcome to OKRACAST, the SFA podcast! This week, meet Sue Nguyen of Biloxi, MS. Sue’s interview, conducted by food writer and editor Francis Lam, is part of the Biloxi’s Ethnic Shrimping Communities Oral History Project. Half a year after Hurricane Katrina, Sue Nguyen’s Le Bakery was one of perhaps four places people could get food … Continued

Paul Greenberg Lecture, February 24

Monday, February 24th, the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Center for Writing and Rhetoric at the University of Mississippi invite the public to a lecture by James Beard Award winning and New York Times bestselling author and lifelong fisherman, Paul Greenberg. In Fulton Chapel at 7 p.m., Greenberg will discuss his book, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food.

Sustainable South: VEGGI Farmer’s Cooperative

Next year, the Southern Foodways Alliance will explore inclusion and exclusion at the Southern table in 2014. This theme is two-fold. It marks the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Southern restaurants. It also challenges us to take an honest look at ourselves today—for the sake of tomorrow. Who is included? Who is excluded? For the Southern table, what are the implications of obesity? Class, nationality, and sexuality? These are critical issues to ponder. Sustainable South hopes to draw your attention to agricultural groups tackling inclusion and exclusion from the field.