To help you prepare for a weekend of cookouts, SFA is going to dig into our film archive to inspire those who plan to barbecue. First up is a film by Joe York, Something Better than Barbecue, profiling a pitmaster in Opelika, Alabama.
SFA mourns the loss of Mildred Council, better known as “Mama Dip,” who passed away May 20, 2018, at the age of 89.
Put off your weekend chores by procrastibaking. We have a recipe for Sweet Tea Lemon Chess Pie that’ll help.
Visit the Somali International Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, a shopping center that serves as a haven for the local Somali community.
If you’re in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on May 30, go to Zingerman’s Camp Bacon Film Festival. You’ve seen SFA films on small screens (yes, we mean your laptop), but now you can see them on the big screen.
The NYT explored how California’s using food as medicine, an idea employed in the 1960s Mississippi Delta.
In partnership with the Atlanta History Center SFA will screen our short film about Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ located in Austin, Texas on May 23. Barbecue bites and conversation will follow.
When I think of my mother walking toward that pear tree, I imagine her like Janie, the protagonist of Zora Neale Hurston’s master work, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
Alexis Meza is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. She’ll be a featured presenter at the 2018 Summer Symposium.