Cake vs. Pie Debate

Kim Severson and Kat Kinsman debate the merits of cake vs. pie, respectively, at the 16th Southern Foodways Symposium. Oxford, MS, October 5, 2013.


Alzina Toups of Galliano, Louisiana, is the recipient of the Southern Foodways Alliance’s 2013 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award.

Maine Ave. Fish Market

A Greenhouse Film for the SFA by Emily Hilliard and Ashley Melzer, The Wharf is a snapshot of the historic Maine Avenue Fish Market in Washington, DC. Click here to learn more about the market and its history.

A Spoken Dish

It’s a simple question: What is your most powerful food memory?

Sapelo Red Peas

Residents of the Hog Hammock community in Sapelo Island, Georgia, believe that the Geechee Red Pea is their key to economic development.

Wild Game Supper

From Monday through Saturday, Gene’s Bar-B-Que in Brinkley, Arkansas, offers a standard menu of barbecue and country cooking. But on Sunday evenings, owner Gene DePriest and his friends cook up a wild game supper.

Croatian Pusharatas

A pusharata is a bite-sized nugget of fried dough with chopped fruit and spices—simply put, a sort of Croatian donut or fritter.

Cajun Maque Choux

In this Greenhouse Film by Christy Ward, Camile Persica of Livonia, Louisiana, demonstrates how to make the classic Cajun dish maque choux.

Waffles in Memphis

Since 1928, the Calvary Episcopal Church in Memphis, Tennessee, has hosted a “Waffle Shop” during the Lenten season each spring.