A region that has reinvented itself again and again since the Civil War is now in the midst of a newcomer revolution, as people of every background move here from across the United States and around the globe.
“It’s a reminder that America has always been two continents, not a country.”
“This is how Choctaws forever have cooked… So, in order to keep it and being able to learn how to cook outdoors, and not move inside, not do the crockpot, not going to the can and opening it up. This is our culture.”
SFA stands with the impact new Southerners have had on Southern food for generations.
“The South has always been an extraordinarily diverse place, racially, politically, religiously, and when one understands the full range of Southern history, one discovers that it is rich and complex enough to make room for all of us.”
To create a world in which everyone has equal access to fresh, affordable, healthy food, we have to grapple with the roots of racism that produce the fruit of inequality.
“Food is geography, and geography is political.”
“We don’t have somebody standing there, pampering you, opening them for you. We give you a knife and a rag and some cocktail sauce and a souffle cup, and we let you go at it.”
We have extended the deadline to apply for our 2017 Oral History Workshop to March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m.