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Still Hungry in America

The Southern Foodways Alliance, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, has republished Still Hungry in America as part of its Culture, People, and Place book series.

SFA Announces Call for Papers

SFA, along with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Graduate School at the University of Mississippi, announce a call for papers, multi-media projects, or short documentaries for a conference to be held at the University of Mississippi in September 2018.

Monday Music by La Victoria

La Victoria opened the Winter Symposium with a concert that included several corridos. Watch them here, if you were not able to enjoy them in Birmingham.

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.

Good Ol’ Chico: Y’all Come

By Gustavo Arellano My best friend, his girlfriend, and I had just ordered hummus at a hipster café. It was happy hour. Even though we were the only people there, service was slow. When the waitress finally appeared with our appetizer, she pushed it on the table and quickly turned away. Her sharp eyes did … Continued

When in London (KY), eat at Weaver’s

Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.

Gravy Podcast: Hostesses of the Movement

The hostesses of the Civil Rights Movement: They were school teachers, church ladies, and club women. Their subtle contributions played a vital role in the change that was to come.

2018 Smith Symposium Fellow: Illiana Rocha

Iliana Rocha earned her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma and lives with her three chihuahuas Nilla, Beans, and Migo.

Live stream the Winter Symposium

The 2018 Winter Symposium will be live streamed on Saturday, but you should follow these directions on Wednesday from 11-2 p.m. CT to test the link.