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Sapelo Red Peas

About four years ago, filmmaker Joe York traveled to Sapelo Island, Georgia (a barrier island south of Savannah), where he profiled a group of residents in the Hog Hammock community working to boost their local economy through the cultivation of the Geechee Red Pea.

Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar

Demographics in Siler City, North Carolina, were revolutionized with the building and subsequent shuttering of poultry plants in the area. The community is largely Latino these days. Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar introduces the people behind the one stop grocery store, butcher shop and taqueria, Tienda Loma Bonita.

Laura Patricia Ramírez, Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame

Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued

Hugo

At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium this past weekend, SFA honored Houston chef Hugo Ortega with the 2017 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award. Watch the SFA film that profiles him.

Muchas Gracias

The 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium is in the books, and we want to take the time to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful individuals who help make this event happen.

A Visible Tapestry: In the Studio with Lina Puerta

At our 2017 Fall Symposium we continue an art initiative in partnership with a multi-year grant from 21c Museum Hotels. We are delighted to welcome artist Lina Puerta and her beautiful installation, From Field to Table: Seven Tapestries Honoring Latino Farm Laborers from the American South. The work is currently on display at the Powerhouse … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: The SFA Guide to Cocktails

We created The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails because we believe that well-told stories complement well-mixed drinks. For two decades, the SFA has captured and shared narratives of barbecue, tamales, and gumbo. Of tacos, plate lunches, and boudin. The stories of these foods honor the men and women who grow, prepare, and serve them. … Continued

2017 Southern Foodways Symposium: Watch it online!

Follow the SFA on social media this weekend: @potlikker on Twitter, southernfoodways on Instagram, and this year—for the first time—we’ll be streaming presentations live online.

SFA at San Francisco Food + Farm Film Fest

Gifts from the Good Land, a film by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, will screen this weekend at San Francisco’s fifth annual Food + Farm Film Fest.