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.

Workmen’s Cafe

2016 Egerton Prize winner Jon-Sesrie Goff visits Angie Bellinger at her James Island restaurant, Workmen’s Cafe.

Like Father

A documentary short about Zach Parker, son of the late Ricky Parker, who now owns and operates Scott’s-Parker Bar-B-Q in Lexington, Tennessee.


Our latest documentary profiles Susan Spicer, the New Orleans chef and restaurateur that the New York Times once dubbed “The Quiet Star Of New Orleans.” Now the successful owner of three of the top spots in New Orleans dining, Spicer stands out in a field mostly dominated by men.

The Flavor Saver

Our Ruth U Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award winner for 2016 may seem an unconventional choice. He’s not a working class cook. He’s not a catfish farmer, fighting the USDA. He’s not a long- tenured waiter. He’s not a barbecue pitmaster. He’s an academic. He wears bow ties – without irony.

Shea Hembrey: An Artist At Work

This year’s Southern Foodways Symposium marked the beginning of a new art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We were delighted to welcome our inaugural artist Shea Hembrey and his mixed media installation, The Secret Ingredient.

The River Bottom

The Choctaw-Apache tribe of Ebarb, Louisiana, has been living off the land in western Louisiana for hundreds of years. In the 1960’s tribal members were forced to move out of the river bottom to nearby lands. This short documentary follows the tribe as they continue to practice their culture and preserve their native identities despite challenges.

Ira Wallace: A Seed With A Story

At our 2016 Southern Foodways Symposium, we honored Ira Wallace with our 2016 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Our latest documentary short highlights this incredible woman along with the seeds and stories she has worked tirelessly to save. Thanks to Wallace the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange offers over 700 seed varieties, specializing in heirloom and open-pollinated varieties.