Family Recipes

Celestia Morgan’s images are part of her “Family Recipes” series, a collection of photographs which explores the nostalgia and physical pull of recipes as a generational connector and reinforces the determined effort required to make them last.

Carter Family Fold

Boardinghouse Breads

Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses in the antebellum South were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors.

Biscuits and Black History

On November 30, 1875, African American grocery store owner Alexander P. Ashbourne invented a biscuit cutter.

A Helping of Gravy: Biscuit Time

These photos first appeared in issue #54 of our Gravy quarterly, the “Pop Goes the South” art and photography issue.

Meet Karl Worley of Nashville’s Biscuit Love Truck

Karl Worley and his wife, Sarah tootle around town in the Biscuit Love Truck, serving up hot biscuits with homegrown ingredients (including the requisite Nashville hot chicken). Founded in 2012, the couple serves mean biscuit sandwiches out of their Airstream trailer at farmers’ markets, festivals, and office parks. One of their fan favorites, the Gertie, … Continued

Film Bootcamp: Ready to Roll

Today, watch “Ready to Roll,” made by boot camp students Molly Nemer and Alexandra Lampert. You’ll meet Earline Hall, formerly of the beloved Biscuit Pit in Grenada, Mississippi, and now the biscuit maven at Embers in Oxford.


SFA is sending you a little taste of biscuits and gravy in advance of this weekend’s upcoming symposium. Click here to preview the latest edition of the Gravy foodletter online; the hard copy is on its way to your mailbox this week. Read about symposium guests Chingo Bling, the “Masa Messiah,” and Valerie Erwin, who … Continued


Eating the SFA Cookbook: Buttermilk BiscuitsSince we’re headed to the coast of South Carolina for a week, I am on Operation Clean Out the Fridge. Good news though: I have leftover bacon (from the fabulous Tomato Pie I made last week). Can’t let bacon go bad, right? And the chickens out back are producing eggs … Continued