Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar

Tienda Loma Bonita in Siler City serves as a one stop grocery store, butcher shop, taqueria and taste of Oaxaca in rural North Carolina.


Meet Laura Patricia Ramírez, 2017 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award-winner. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco in 1968, she and her husband arrived in Paris, Kentucky in 1985. Now, she runs Tortillería y Taquería Ramírez, in a section of Lexington nicknamed “Mexington” for the amount of Latino immigrants living in the area.


At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. This film explores chef Ortega’s journey from dishwasher to James Beard Award-winner and the inspiration behind his food and success.

Everybody Is Welcome: The Taco Shop

In this 2017 summer documentary internship project, Pankaj Khadka profiles of Pedro Leyva of Mundo Latino Taco Shop in Oxford, Mississippi.

Gifts from the Good Land

The Randle family has been running Randle Farms just outside of Auburn, Alabama, since 1975. Frank Randle first planted blueberries before growing to what son Franklin now calls a “predominantly diversified farm” and one of the South’s few farms rearing sheep and lambs.

All Fried: Carolina Fish Camps

As textile mills sprung up across Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, fish camps emerged as a communal space centered around good food and company. All Fried documents their importance in the Carolinas.

Johnny’s Greek and Three

Johnny’s Greek And Three profiles chef Tim Hontzas and highlights how Greek-Southern families have shaped Birmingham dining.