J is for Jones Valley

At Jones Valley Teaching Farm in downtown Birmingham, chickens scratch and strut in their coop as rush hour traffic rumbles down U.S. 31 nearby.

April 27: Birmingham Beer Trail benefits Alabama Possible

Sunday, April 27 2:00—6:00 p.m. Birmingham A benefit for Alabama Possible Looking to quench your thirst this Sunday? Local Birmingham breweries invite you to join them for a beer trail tour that benefits Alabama Possible, a nonprofit statewide organization. Alabama Possible works to reduce systemic poverty by strengthening awareness about poverty and its causes while … Continued

A Fresh Look: The Welcome Table

Two Montgomery, Alabama women used their food to nourish and strengthen their community during the struggle for civil rights and since.

Thirsty Thursday: Beautiful Beers

Milton Glaser, the 84-year-old, world-renowned graphic artist, recently appeared in The New York Times to critique craft beer labels. The man who created the iconic I ♥ NY logo, as well as Brooklyn Brewery’s branding, doesn’t mince words when it comes to design. Which got me thinking, what Southern breweries out there are creating distinctive … Continued

Sustainable South: Rural Studio

If you follow us on instagram, you’ll know we took a field trip to Newbern, Alabama, this weekend to celebrate 20 years of Rural Studio. The festivities brought together students, teachers, supporters, community members, and like-minded individuals to commemorate the lasting relationship between Rural Studio and the local area. The meal, prepared by Scott Peacock, … Continued

New Film Documents Alabama Barbecue

We’re pleased to share our newest film, Archibald’s, made by Wes Wages of Armosa Studios. Head to Northport, Alabama, where you’ll meet George Archibald Jr., his sister Paulette Washington, and her son Woodrow Washington.

Bright Star Restaurant

Visit the Bright Star

Joe York’s latest short film takes you to the Bright Star restaurant, a landmark in Bessemer, Alabama, for more than 100 years. Take three minutes to watch The Bright Star and you’ll come away with an appreciation for the place and a craving for snapper throats (yes, throats).

Thirsty Thursday: Hot Toddies and Alabama Honey

With record frigid temperatures blanketing the Deep South, it’s human nature to hibernate within the comforts of our home, preferably with a hot beverage and good book. Hot toddies are my favorite winter cocktail, as one usually has the ingredients lying around the kitchen: citrus, honey, cinnamon, and bourbon or rum. A variety of spices … Continued

Music for a New Year

Ring in the new year with the Gee’s Bend Singers of Alabama, who dazzled us at the 2013 Southern Foodways Symposium.