My Father’s South

By Maria Godoy Humberto Godoy was born and raised in Guatemala City. He wasn’t dirt poor, but he was poor enough that he had to shine shoes to buy pencils for school. Those pencils wrote him a new destiny: In 1954, he won a scholarship to attend what was then called Jacksonville State College in … Continued

Clay Risen & Fawn Weaver Talk Whiskey and Credit

Watch Clay Risen and Fawn Weaver discuss the story of Nearest Green, the black man who taught Jack Daniels to distill whiskey. This presentation, Whiskey and Credit, is from the 2018 Winter Symposium.

Moni Basu: Can narratives effect change?

Moni Basu writes for CNN and teaches in the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia. At SFA’s Winter Symposium she reflected on the power of stories.

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.

Live stream the Winter Symposium

The 2018 Winter Symposium will be live streamed on Saturday, but you should follow these directions on Wednesday from 11-2 p.m. CT to test the link.

Johnny’s Greek and Three at Oxford Film Festival

We’re excited to announce that Johnny’s Greek and Three will screen at Oxford Film Festival as part of the festival’s documentary shorts program. Timothy Hontzas is a Homewood Chef and restaurant owner of Johnny’s – one of the top meat and three lunch spots in Birmingham (recently nominated for a James Beard Award). He is … Continued

Kimchi and Cornbread on Gravy Podcast

When you sit down for a meat and three in Montgomery, Alabama, say at the Davis Café, you choose from the menu and you get one plate all for you, but at a Korean table in Montgomery – or anywhere – your plates are all shared. And there are many of them. Meat and six or seven, you might say.

Korean Montgomery

My little tiptoe trips to Montgomery opened up a new world to me—and brought me face-to-face with one of my greatest fears.