Life in Apalachicola, Florida, has changed dramatically since SFA documented the area in 2006. Read the recent Tampa Bay Times article by Laura Reiley, and revisit the stories SFA shared as part of the Florida’s Forgotten Coast oral history project.
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.
How does a city become known for good food?
“If the Luna settlement had succeeded, the southeast might have become part of New Spain.”
O’Steens, a landmark seafood joint in St. Augustine, Florida, opened in 1964 or 1965—no one can quite remember when.
In 1986, Ernest Matthew Mickler of Palm Valley, Florida, published White Trash Cooking. It was a loving ode to his people—rural, white, working-class and poor Southerners—and their recipes: tuna casserole, baked possum, white-bread tomato sandwiches.
Next Thursday, Gravy interim producer Sarah Reynolds tells the story of White Trash Cooking, Ernie Mickler’s 1986 collection of stories and recipes from his North Florida home.
Filipino food is not easily comparable to Chinese or Japanese food. Because the Spanish colonized the Philippines, we share dishes with Latin cultures—adobo, menudo, flan. Rice, always white, is a hallmark.
At the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss, participants compete to throw a dead mullet the farthest across the Alabama-Florida state line.