Elizabeth Catte is a public historian, writer, and director of Passel, a socially-conscious historical consulting firm serving nonprofits and unions in Appalachia. She is also a presenter at SFA’s 2018 Summer Symposium in Lexington.
Get ready to read (and watch and listen). SFA’s event bibliography will help you prepare for the 2018 Summer Foodways Symposium in Lexington, Kentucky.
Jason Gross’s great-grandfather was the famous James Cottrell, the preacher from Virginia who taught Johnny Goins to rack pool. Meet him by way of his interview for the Eastern Kentucky chili bun project
Charles Stivers owns Pat’s Snack Bar and serves their chili recipe, but he not-so-secretly prefers a chili recipe from his wife’s family.
Johnny Goins was nine years old the first time he walked through the doors of Pat’s Snack Bar. As a young man, he racked pool there for a dime a game. Now he dishes their famous chili buns.
Judd Weaver formerly owned Weaver’s Hot Dogs in downtown London, Kentucky. After the original Weaver’s building burned, he and his wife, Kim, opened Weaver’s on Fourth and Weaver’s Landing.
Alexis Meza of Lexington is a visual artist and co-founder of the Kentucky Dream Coalition, a network that helps immigrant youth access higher education. At the fall symposium, she shared her work on the Bluegrass and Birria oral history project.
Sixteen years ago, SFA awarded the first Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award to Bill Best, the Kentucky farmer and seed saver. To honor the legacy of Ms. Fertel, and to honor Bill Best’s commitment to biodiversity, Randy Fertel committed dollars from his family foundation, and SFA commissioned a Joe York film and feted Best here … Continued
In the northwestern part of Lexington, Kentucky, just inside the city’s loop road, there is a little bit of Mexico.