In this week’s Gravy episode, writer Naben Ruthnum compares outsiders’ expectations and assumptions about the South Asian diaspora to those about the American South.
MacArthur Fellow Greg Asbed’s work has improved the lives of farm workers in the Sunshine State’s tomato fields for over twenty-five years.
I love this issue for shaking me—and, I hope, you, dear reader—out of my comfortable assumptions about this region.
The Otha Turner Family Picnic is held annually on Labor Day Weekend, but there’s no reason you can’t roast goat on Memorial Day Weekend. Otha Turner is today’s barbecue film, produced by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.
In Hell’s Half Acre, Ricky Scott fires up whole hog barbecue on Thursdays. The rest of the week, he’s a volunteer fireman and Director of Public Works for a South Carolina county.
In Northport, Alabama, Archibald’s makes pit-smoked ribs and sliced pork butt.
To help you prepare for a weekend of cookouts, SFA is going to dig into our film archive to inspire those who plan to barbecue. First up is a film by Joe York, Something Better than Barbecue, profiling a pitmaster in Opelika, Alabama.
SFA mourns the loss of Mildred Council, better known as “Mama Dip,” who passed away May 20, 2018, at the age of 89.
Put off your weekend chores by procrastibaking. We have a recipe for Sweet Tea Lemon Chess Pie that’ll help.