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Bluegrass and Birria: Oral Histories

Alexis Meza of Lexington is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. At the fall symposium, she shared her work on the Bluegrass and Birria oral history project.

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor, Hidden Costs

At the 2017 SFA symposium, Diep Tran argues that “immigrant food is often expected to be cheap, because, implicitly, the labor that produces it has historically been cheap.” But there is a hidden toll for workers.

The Write Stuff: 2018 Rivendell Workshop

We are now taking applications for SFA’s 4th annual nonfiction writing workshop at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, March 15–18, 2018.

In Praise of Las Mujeres del Sur

Sandra Gutierrez, author of Latin American Street Food and The New Southern-Latino Table, addressed the symposium with her thoughts on Latina Southerners.

Morning Poems

Iliana Rocha, a contributor to SFA’s forthcoming collection of poetry, shares her work to open the last day of the fall symposium. “Still Life” is a highlight.


At SFA’s 20th symposium, Gustavo Arellano finds the origin story of a uniquely Southern dish: ACP, or Arroz con Pollo, unlike any he’s ever seen.

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?