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20 Years, 20 Founders: Ben and Karen Barker


Twenty years ago, in 1999, author and activist John Egerton convened a two-day meeting of 50 people who lent their names to a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and celebration of the diverse food cultures of the American South. In celebration of this anniversary, SFA has commissioned a series of Founders shorts highlighting those founding members and the importance of Southern Foodways. Founding members Ben and Karen Barker explain the importance of restaurant workers to the SFA audience.

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