As part of SFA’s 2017 focus on El Sur Latino we explore a series of dishes across the Southeast that reframe ideas of southern food. A favorite dish at El Lupillo in Gulfport, Mississippi, is the carnitas po-boy, a Mexican-style torta prepared on po-boy roll.
Listen to “The Wise Family at Work: A Sound Portrait” on Gravy podcast. John Biewen of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies produced this episode.
Karla Ruiz grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, where she learned to cook with her grandmother and mother. After moving to Nashville in 2000, Karla learned to blend Mexican techniques with Southern American ingredients, like empanadas with Southern peaches.
Taqueria Del Sol in Atlanta combines Mexican recipes from chef Eddie Hernandez and Southern cuisine from owner Mike Klank. One example of this combination of backgrounds is Turnip Greens de Arbol, Hernandez’s take on southern greens with Mexican spices.
Jerry Slater created this drink in 2007, as the cocktail renaissance gathered steam.
About four years ago, filmmaker Joe York traveled to Sapelo Island, Georgia (a barrier island south of Savannah), where he profiled a group of residents in the Hog Hammock community working to boost their local economy through the cultivation of the Geechee Red Pea.
Demographics in Siler City, North Carolina, were revolutionized with the building and subsequent shuttering of poultry plants in the area. The community is largely Latino these days. Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar introduces the people behind the one stop grocery store, butcher shop and taqueria, Tienda Loma Bonita.
Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued
At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.