2020 Future of the South Bibliography

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(Forthcoming) W. Ralph Eubanks. A Place Like Mississippi: A Journey Through a Real and Imagined Literary Landscape. Workman, 2021.

(Forthcoming) B. Brian Foster. I Don’t Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life. University of North Carolina Press, 2020.

Silas House. Southernmost. Algonquin, 2018.

Caleb Johnson. Treeborne. Picador, 2018.

Ada Limón. The Carrying: Poems. MiIkweed Editions, 2018.

José Ralat. American Tacos: A History and a Guide. University of Texas Press, April 2020. 

Chandra Ram. The Complete Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: 130 Traditional and Modern Recipes. Robert Rose, November 2018.


Ashtin Berry as told to Hilary Cadigan. “Ashtin Berry Takes a Hard Look at the Restaurant Industry—and How It Can Be Better.” Bon Appétit, October 2019.

Safiya Charles. “After nearly 80 years, Brenda’s is a beacon of hope and great food in an underserved community.” Montgomery Advertiser, January 2020.

Safiya Charles. “Pamela Rush exposed the injustice of poverty in rural Alabama. Ultimately it stole her life.” Montgomery Advertiser, July 2020.

(Claire Sprouse profile) Reynolds, Lindsey. “This Bartender Wants to Lower Your Cocktail’s Carbon Footprint.” Treehugger, May 2020.

(Claire Sprouse profile) Babür, Oset. “How Claire Sprouse Built a Zero-Waste (and Un-Preachy) Bar in Brooklyn.” Food & Wine, April 2019.

(Erick Williams profile) Eligon, John. “16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America.” The New York Times, July 2019.

(Erick Williams profile) Sula, Mike. “Virtue Restaurant’s Erick Williams confronts a dusty dive-bar standby.” Chicago Reader, May 2020.

Ralph Eubanks. “The Dimming Mystique of Mileston.” Oxford American, August 2020.

Brian Foster. “Cedric Burnside: As Real as the Mississippi Hills.” Bitter Southerner, November 2019.

(Hanan Shabazz profile) Khoury-Hanold, Layla. “An appetite for Asheville: North Carolina mountain town’s food reaches new heights.” Chicago Tribune, February 2020.

Caleb Johnson. A Way Back: E.O. Wilson’s Big Ideas for Saving Nature and Humanity Along With It.” Bitter Southerner, April 2020.

(José Ralat profile) Langer, Andy. “José Ralat Believes the taco is Pandemic-Proof.” Texas Monthly, May 2020.

Ada Limón. “The End of Poetry.” The New Yorker, May 2020.

(Oscar Diaz profile) Arellano, Gustavo. “How Southern Food Has Finally Embraced Its Multicultural Soul.” Time, July 2018.

Chandra Ram. “Who Gets to Take Credit for Recipes?” Plate, July 2020.


(Ashtin Berry interview) “Food Without Borders Presents: At the Table with Ashtin Berry.” Heritage Radio Network, May 2020.

(Claire Sprouse interview) “Sustainable Cocktails with Claire Sprouse.” Bartender at Large, March 2020. 

(Hanan Shabazz profile) Orris, Jen Nathan. “Southside Kitchen Feeds Hundreds of Seniors in Need.” Blue Ridge Public Radio, April 2020.

Hillbilly Solid with Silas House, hosted by Silas House.

(Oscar Diaz feature) “Mexico Meets the South at the North Carolina Farmers Market.” Somewhere South, March 2020.