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.
At the 2017 symposium, Smith Symposium Fellow Steven Alvarez introduced SFA to Plaza Fiesta, a large market located in a strip mall outside Atlanta.
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.
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.
Sandra Gutierrez, author of Latin American Street Food and The New Southern-Latino Table, addressed the symposium with her thoughts on Latina Southerners.
At SFA’s 20th symposium, Gustavo Arellano finds the origin story of a uniquely Southern dish: ACP, or Arroz con Pollo, unlike any he’s ever seen.
Monica Perales presented at the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium and explored the meaning and history of authenticity in Latino foodways.
At the 2017 Southern Foodways Symposium, Paul Reyes introduces us to the threads of his family, woven together to create a man who wonders, “What is Latino enough?”
Poet Iliana Rocha is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Central Oklahoma. Hear her words opening the 2017 symposium on our first morning.