In 2016, SFA examines the corn-fed South: corn as symbol, corn as sustenance, and corn as syrupy problem. When considering this last angle, Marion Nestle’s Soda Politics: Taking On Big Soda (And Winning) is essential background reading.
A baby-less king cake is not an option in an educational setting.
The Southern Foodways Alliance announces a call for papers, multi-media projects, or short documentaries for a symposium in the fall of 2016. The symposium will be held at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, September 19-20.
Mahalia Jackson was an international star, a principled artist, and a passionately political woman. Why would she choose to lend her name to a fried chicken franchise?
The grandchildren of George “Toots” Caston remember how his barbecue business permeated every part of his being.
On Thursday, February 25, Alabama Chanin celebrates our region’s past, present, and future—and its great food—through film.
This spring, Dr. Catarina Passidomo teaches an anthropology course on Food, Place, and Power, and we again have the privilege of seeing how the study of foodways plays out in her classroom.
Today’s Gravy podcast tells the story of Springdale, Arkansas, and how chicken transformed a once-sleepy rural town into the most ethnically diverse city in the state—and among the most diverse in the South.
Sometimes, during the course of researching the relationship between language and culture, a single word or concept emerges that seems to carry with it the whole of history. Take “cornpone.”