Highlights from #SFA14

We have a community full of top-notch Tweeters and Instagrammers. As you’ll see, they made it easy to compile some of the highlights of this year’s symposium in words and images. [View the story “Highlights from the 17th Southern Foodways Symposium” on Storify]

The Artwork of the John Egerton Prize

If you were able to lean in close enough to peek closely at the artwork on this year’s John Egerton Prize, you may have recognized the artist.

Director’s Cut: Stevens Flagg’s Delta Luncheon

Since 2006, Flagg has climbed the ladder at Giardina’s in Greenwood, where he has developed dishes like Sweet and Salty Duck Confit Crostini. In 2013, he became executive chef of that storied restaurant.

Thank You #SFA14—and More to Come!

Not all of our 2,000-plus SFA members could be with us this weekend. For you, and for our web audience, we’ll be sharing photos, video, news bites, and much, much more over the coming weeks. Please stay tuned!

Symposium Oxford Music Geek Report

If you like what you hear this weekend, swing by End of all Music, north of the Square, the Fat Possum-fueled den of vinyl diversions.

#SFA14 Speaker Profile: Jason Sokol

On Friday morning, professor Jason Sokol and photojournalist Kate Medley will co-present on the civil rights movement, focusing particularly on sit-ins and white Southerner’s reactions. Kate leads the charge on Counter Histories, a series of SFA-commissioned short films documenting the struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants in the civil rights movement. The premiere film centers on … Continued

Oral History at #SFA14

Along with SFA members and friends, a few of our oral history narrators will be traveling to Oxford this week for the 17th Fall Symposium.

Repast: An Oratorio in Honor of Mister Booker Wright of Greenwood, Mississippi

This year, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which desegregated places of public accommodation including restaurants. We will close out the Symposium on Sunday, October 26, with a premiere of Repast: An Oratorio in Honor of Mister Booker Wright of Greenwood, Mississippi.