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Now Playing: Little Kurdistan

Just off Nolensville Pike on the southern outskirts of Nashville lies Little Kurdistan — a thriving community of Kurdish immigrants and new generations of Kurdish-Americans. Little Kurdistan explores this community through the stories of four residents, two businesses, and a lot of delicious food.


Oral History: Nolensville Road

Our newest oral history project documents the men and women working along Nashville’s Nolensville Road. Their voices reflect the Music City’s growing diversity.

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Phila: A Bold Woman of Conviction

This Saturday, SFA hosts UN Dinner on the Grounds Redux: An Homage to Phila Hach, winner of our 2015 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. Learn about this Nashville legend with a film by Joe York.


Made in Nashville

The Sewing Training Academy, collaboration between the Nashville Fashion Alliance and Catholic Charities, has kindly donated hand-sewn napkins for two of the dinners at the 2016 summer symposium in Nashville.

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SFA at BevCon Charleston

Hear SFA editor Sara Camp Milam and mixologist Jerry Slater talk iconic Southern cocktails at BevCon Charleston, Monday, August 22.


The SFA Take(s) Nashville: Behind Summer Symposium

SFA takes pride in the caliber of our speaker lineup and our chef’s meals, both major components of SFA’s mission to “deliver pleasures that are substantive and contextual.” We aim for guests to leave full of fine food and an ever-deeper understanding of our complicated region.

Chef Kevin Mitchell at the Nat Fuller Feast of 2015 with guests Katie DePoppe and Thetyka Robinson. Photo by Jonathan Boncek.

A Charleston Feast for Reconciliation

In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, an unusual dinner party was held in Charleston that brought white and black residents together. In this episode of Gravy, producer Philip Graitcer brings us the story of that dinner, and how it’s still resonating today.