BBQ Friday with Curt’s Smoke House

Curt Blankenship smokes whole hog barbecue a fuel tank and built with a rotisserie inside. Learn about whole hog barbecue and enjoy a taste at SFA’s August 16 event in Memphis. Tickets are $12.

It’s Barbecue Friday! Learn about Archibald’s

A native of Northport, Alabama, George Archibald opened Archibald’s Bar-B-Q in 1962. George Archibald, Jr. was twelve years old when he started working in the family business. Today, he and his sister, Paulette Washington, the restaurant.

Eastern Kentucky Chili Buns

Friday night’s Southern Symposium dinner featured chili buns. Read SFA’s oral history interviews about Eastern Kentucky chili buns to learn their story.

Tee Eva’s Pralines & Pies - Tee Eva Perry - New Orleans Sno-Balls

Remembering Tee-Eva

SFA is sad to report the passing of Eva Louis Perry, better known as Tee Eva, on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the age of 83. Her sweet shop on Magazine Street was famous for its pralines and small pies.

Documenting Change in Apalachicola, Florida

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.

Apply for 2018 SFA Oral History Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2018 summer oral history workshop will be held in Oxford, Mississippi, the week July 22-27, 2018. Applications are due by April 6.

Jason Gross cooks a pot of chili every day

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