Hecho con amor

Eduardo Chávez never imagined that his truck-based take on seafood—fresh, herbaceous, citrusy—could compete with the giant fried platters offered at every other brick-and-mortar on Ocracoke Island.

Más Manteca, More Lard

Lora Smith explores how changes in the grocery aisle reflect changes in the broader Appalachian community of Manchester, Kentucky.

Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor

La Avenida Central de Charlotte revela una demografía cambiante de la ciudad, desde la clase de trabajadores de raza blanca de las fábricas textiles a principios del siglo veinte hasta una ola de inmigración en la década de los noventa. Estos nuevos sureños llenaron negocios abandonados y subdivisiones, uniéndose a lo largo de este pasillo, … Continued

Altar Call by Maria Godoy

To close the 2017 SFA symposium Maria Godoy, a senior editor with NPR’s Science Desk and the host of The Salt, asked: What did we learn? What burden will we shoulder together?

The Feast of St. Mary

In sharing stories of panaderia at the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Lisa Donovan reflects on her Mexican grandmother and how those places influence her understanding of identity.

Anda Conmigo en Plaza Fiesta

At the 2017 symposium, Smith Symposium Fellow Steven Alvarez introduced SFA to Plaza Fiesta, a large market located in a strip mall outside Atlanta.

Las Pulgas: Voices from a New Orleans Market

At the 2017 symposium, Sara Fouts and Fernando Lopez provided a historical and ethnographic background of Latino migration to New Orleans, and described the rise of the pulga.

Cheap Eats, Cheap Labor, Hidden Costs

At the 2017 SFA symposium, Diep Tran argues that “immigrant food is often expected to be cheap, because, implicitly, the labor that produces it has historically been cheap.” But there is a hidden toll for workers.

In Praise of Las Mujeres del Sur

Sandra Gutierrez, author of Latin American Street Food and The New Southern-Latino Table, addressed the symposium with her thoughts on Latina Southerners.