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"Since the mid-1990s, an influx of Latino immigrants has radically transformed what Southerners expect of Mexican food." More in the Bluegrass & Birria oral history project.

Oral History: Bluegrass & Birria

In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.

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A Parable of Produce: Thinking little at two Memphis gardens

Maybe you’re thinking you’ve heard this one before: A young, white gardener works at a predominantly African American private school in a neighborhood choked by poverty, its streets pocked by vacant houses, its residents cut off from the rest of the city by substandard public transportation.

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SFA Films at Pop Up Oxford

January 25, watch SFA films based in Mississippi, followed by discussion with John T Edge, Joe York, Ron Shapiro, and Alan Arrivee.

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The Mutability of Maize

Rachel Laudan explores the mutability of corn, not only as as a foodstuff, but also in terms of its economic, political, religious, moral implications.

Dr. Jack Geiger and medical staff at the Tufts-Delta Community Health Center, attending to a dehydrated infant. Photo credit: Dan Bernstein, Southern Historical Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill.

Hungry in the Delta

Gravy tells the story of the South’s first Community Health Center, started in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, by Dr. Jack Geiger.

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Edouardo Jordan’s Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan served okra stew with duck confit, cornbread, and a poached egg at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.