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Jason Gross cooks a pot of chili every day

Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project

Rosalind Bentley and Radical Hospitality

Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.

Gravy Podcast: Hungry in the Mississippi Delta

The summer of 1964 in Mississippi was Freedom Summer, a huge campaign to register black Americans to vote. Among the students and teachers who traveled to Mississippi for the movement were doctors and nurses and medical students. While they moved around the state, patching up civil rights workers, they saw a poverty they could never have imagined. People were hungry, starving to death from malnutrition, particularly in the Mississippi Delta.

Johnny Goins helms the kitchen at Pat’s Snack Bar

Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.

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.