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Oral Histories

The SFA oral history program documents life stories from the American South. Collecting these stories, we honor the people whose labor defines the region.

ORAL HISTORY

Damon Lee Fowler


Born in Georgia and raised in South Carolina, Fowler earned a degree in architecture from Clemson University and worked as an architect before he realized his true calling: writing about food. Since the publication of his first book Classical Southern Cooking, he has emerged as an authority on Southern cooking and its history.

In 1999, he became the food editor at the Savannah Morning News, and is now the author of six cookbooks. Fowler lives in Savannah, Georgia, where, in addition to his work as a food writer, lecturer, cooking teacher, and culinary historian, he remains the featured food writer for the Savannah Morning News.

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Orlando Montoya, Friend of the SFA

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