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Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

How The South Leads

“What if the South led?” Moderator John Simpkins posed this question halfway through a two-day gathering at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, which focused on how difference based on color imprints and imperils American food culture.

King Cake, A Seasonal Delight

King Cake is a seasonal delight, enjoyed from the Feast of the Three Kings, or Epiphany, on January 6th , throughout Carnival season, ending in Mardi Gras.

Carter Family Fold

Boardinghouse Breads

Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses in the antebellum South were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors.

Black Corn

Michael Twitty speaks on the genealogy and mythology of corn among black and native American peoples in early America at SFA’s 19th annual Southern Foodways Symposium.

Sweet Enough? A Corn Story

At our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium, 2016 Keeper of the Flame Award winner David Shields tells the story of supersweet corn.