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Remembering Willora Craft Ephram, Ms. Peaches

Willora Craft Ephram, affectionately known as “Peaches,” owned and operated Peaches restaurant on Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi. On Sunday, she passed away at the age of 94. SFA was privileged to share her story in an oral history project highlighting Jackson’s iconic restaurants.

My Ex’s Favorite Icing

I’ve been making this cake for him for about thirty years. The last fifteen or so we haven’t even been married.

Opera is Hot!

On January 25, the New Orleans Opera revived the “Burlesque Opera of Tabasco,” a production originally staged in 1894. It’s initial slate is sold out, but we hope they’ll grant an extension.

Gravy Podcast: Home with the Armadillo

In 1970s Austin, Texas, country music mixed with rock-and-roll to create the “Austin sound.” Its cradle was the Armadillo World Headquarters, where the so-called hippies and rednecks came together over cold beer, cheap nachos, and cosmic cowboy sounds.

Groves and Grace

For the last thirty-five years, citrus farmer Fred Schwarz has tended the six hundred–plus satsuma and navel orange trees on his family’s land in low-lying Plaquemines Parish.

Karen and Ben Barker - Magnolia Grill - SFA Founders

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie

View “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie,” honoring Karen Barker of Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. The film’s debut screening was at 2018’s Taste of the South event, hosted at Blackberry Farm.

Hecho con amor

Eduardo Chávez never imagined that his truck-based take on seafood—fresh, herbaceous, citrusy—could compete with the giant fried platters offered at every other brick-and-mortar on Ocracoke Island.

Más Manteca, More Lard

Lora Smith explores how changes in the grocery aisle reflect changes in the broader Appalachian community of Manchester, Kentucky.

Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

La Avenida Central de Charlotte revela una demografía cambiante de la ciudad, desde la clase de trabajadores de raza blanca de las fábricas textiles a principios del siglo veinte hasta una ola de inmigración en la década de los noventa. Estos nuevos sureños llenaron negocios abandonados y subdivisiones, uniéndose a lo largo de este pasillo, … Continued