RVA Eats (and Drinks): Rachael Cardwell

Rachel Cardwell of Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Photo by Nicole Lang. Throughout the spring, Nicole Lang will be blogging for us about her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia (aka RVA). We’ve chosen Richmond as the site for this year’s Summer Foodways Symposium, which will take place from June 20–22. Over on her own blog, Food Punk, Nicole … Continued

Okracast: King’s Bar-B-Q in Petersburg, VA

Helen Pruitt, longtime employee of King’s Bar-B-Q Photographs by Jonna McKone If you’re still daydreaming about last fall’s barbecue-themed symposium and are having a hard time wrapping your head around this year’s focus on women, work and food, we have a compromise for you: women in barbecue. Last year, Jonna McKone was the recipient of … Continued

RVA Eats: Meet Jada Jackson (and Lust after Her Chocolate Paté)

Photo by Nicole Lang. Throughout the spring, Nicole Lang will be blogging for us about her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia (aka RVA). We’ve chosen Richmond as the site for this year’s Summer Foodways Symposium, which will take place from June 20–22. In fact, tickets for this event go on sale tomorrow—scroll down to our … Continued

Join Us in Richmond for the Summer Symposium!

Audio slideshow by SFA oral historian Sara Wood.  Registration begins tomorrow for our Summer Foodways Symposium. In order to register, you must be a current (2013) member of the SFA. Not sure if your membership is current? If you paid annual dues in 2013 and received our nifty “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” membership sticker, then … Continued

Study Up! A Bibliography on Women, Work, and Food

Women canning tomatoes in Belle Glade, FL, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, courtesy of the Library of Congress. This year, both our summer symposium in Richmond and our annual (fall) symposium in Oxford will focus on the theme of women, work, and food. Our graduate assistant, Anna Hamilton, compiled a comprehensive Women, Work, and … Continued

RVA Eats: Meet Winburn Carmack

All photos by Nicole Lang. Throughout the spring, Nicole Lang will be blogging for us about her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia (aka RVA). We’ve chosen Richmond as the site for this year’s Summer Foodways Symposium, which will take place from June 20–23. *      *      *  Richmond, VA, April 2, 1863: … Continued

RVA Eats: Meet Mary Lee, Co-Owner of Peter Chang China Cafe

Photos by Nicole Lang Throughout the spring, Nicole Lang will be blogging for us about her adopted hometown of Richmond, Virginia (aka RVA). We’ve chosen Richmond as the site for this year’s Summer Foodways Symposium, which will take place from June 20–23. (Tickets for this event will go on sale in early April; we’ll be … Continued