20 Years, 20 Founders: Kathy Starr
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 member Kathy Starr’s mother taught her to cook. Today, Starr says, her mother’s legacy lives on through the work of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ann Abadie
Founding member Ann Abadie reflects on the growth of foodways in cultural studies.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ben and Karen Barker
SFA founding members Ben and Karen Barker explain the importance of restaurant workers to the SFA audience.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Charles Wilson
Founding member Charles Wilson discusses SFA as an incubator for academics and the role of SFA in delivering academic ideas to a popular audience.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Damon Lee Fowler
SFA Founding member and culinary historian Damon Lee Fowler describes the significance of recognizing Southern food as regional cuisine.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Frank Stitt
SFA founding member Frank Stitt recalls the menu he created for the Founders Dinner.