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Gravy Podcast: Of Hunger, Humanity, and Harvey

When Hurricane Harvey unleashed 30 trillion gallons of rain on Texas last summer, thousands of evacuees and first responders needed to be fed. Restaurants and commercial kitchens were turned into relief operations, and residents hauled their grills to rescue staging grounds. The response was extraordinary.

Vishwesh Bhatt’s Benedictine

Did you know that, in addition to recipes for 88 drinks, The SFA Guide to Cocktails includes a chapter on cocktail bites?

What is Latino Enough?

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Paul Reyes introduces us to the threads of his family, woven together to create a man who wonders, “What is Latino enough?”

Traveling Ghosts Among Us

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Michelle García rendered an image of her South Texas homeland through history, landscape, and her own writing.

Iliana Rocha: 2017 Symposium Poet in Residence

Poet Iliana Rocha is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. Hear her words opening the 2017 symposium on our first morning.

Toward A New Southern Grammar

Over the next several days, we’ll be sharing the 2017 symposium presentations. We begin with Lolis Elie.

SFA Short: Henry Vanegas – Carnitas Po-boy

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.