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Vilcek Foundation grant deadline is June 11

The Vilcek Foundation is offering three $50,000 prizes to immigrant professionals working as chefs and food preparers, beverage professionals, or food writers. Application deadline is June 11.

A New Normal South

Unfolding what the South can become is as much reconciliation and reeducation as it is adaptation.

Bioreactor to Table

So-called “clean meat,” or meat that is grown in a laboratory from stem cells under controlled conditions, forgoes the live animal altogether.

SFA mourns the passing of Ella Brennan

SFA mourns the passing of New Orleans restaurateur and 2002 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ella Brennan, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 92.

Good Ol’ Chico: Harvest of Hope

MacArthur Fellow Greg Asbed’s work has improved the lives of farm workers in the Sunshine State’s tomato fields for over twenty-five years.

Editor’s Note

I love this issue for shaking me—and, I hope, you, dear reader—out of my comfortable assumptions about this region.

Fife, Drums, and Goats with Otha Turner

The Otha Turner Family Picnic is held annually on Labor Day Weekend, but there’s no reason you can’t roast goat on Memorial Day Weekend. Otha Turner is today’s barbecue film, produced by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

Thursday in Hell’s Half Acre

In Hell’s Half Acre, Ricky Scott fires up whole hog barbecue on Thursdays. The rest of the week, he’s a volunteer fireman and Director of Public Works for a South Carolina county.