Since the fall of Saigon, the Houston area has become home to more than 300,000 Vietnamese residents, making it the fourth largest concentration in the United States according to the 2010 Census. So it’s no surprise that this population has put its own spin on the traditional Gulf crawfish boil, adding in flavors like lemongrass, ginger, and garlic to create a much spicier dish than may be found elsewhere in the region.
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Founding member Ann Abadie reflects on the growth of foodways in cultural studies.
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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.
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SFA founding member Frank Stitt recalls the menu he created for the Founders Dinner.