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Talking with Gustavo Arellano

An Evening with Gustavo Arellano Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 6 p.m. Fulton Chapel, University of Mississippi The Southern Foodways Alliance and UM’s Department of Writing and Rhetoric will host Gustavo Arellano for a campus lecture at the University of Mississippi on February 21, 2018. The talk is free and open to the public. Gustavo Arellano is … Continued

Gravy Podcast: Dispatch from Duplin County

By the end of the twentieth century, hog farming had replaced tobacco as the backbone of eastern North Carolina’s economy. Today, the hog industry is a source of both contention and pride in the area. In rural Duplin County, the home of Smithfield Foods, hogs outnumber people 40 to 1.

SFA Film to screen at Oxford Film Festival

Ava Lowrey’s film, Johnny’s Greek and Three, has been selected for screening at the Oxford Film Festival. The film profiles chef Tim Hontzas and highlights how Greek-Southern families have shaped Birmingham dining.

Buy Winter Symposium tickets now

It’s time to purchase tickets to the Winter Symposium, scheduled February 24 in Birmingham. Join us to learn about Narratives that Transform.

Remembering Willora Craft Ephram, Ms. Peaches

Willora Craft Ephram, affectionately known as “Peaches,” owned and operated Peaches restaurant on Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi. On Sunday, she passed away at the age of 94. SFA was privileged to share her story in an oral history project highlighting Jackson’s iconic restaurants.

My Ex’s Favorite Icing

I’ve been making this cake for him for about thirty years. The last fifteen or so we haven’t even been married.

Opera is Hot!

On January 25, the New Orleans Opera revived the “Burlesque Opera of Tabasco,” a production originally staged in 1894. It’s initial slate is sold out, but we hope they’ll grant an extension.

Gravy Podcast: Home with the Armadillo

In 1970s Austin, Texas, country music mixed with rock-and-roll to create the “Austin sound.” Its cradle was the Armadillo World Headquarters, where the so-called hippies and rednecks came together over cold beer, cheap nachos, and cosmic cowboy sounds.

Groves and Grace

For the last thirty-five years, citrus farmer Fred Schwarz has tended the six hundred–plus satsuma and navel orange trees on his family’s land in low-lying Plaquemines Parish.