Karen and Ben Barker - Magnolia Grill - SFA Founders

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie

View “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie,” honoring Karen Barker of Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. The film’s debut screening was at 2018’s Taste of the South event, hosted at Blackberry Farm.

SFA remembers Mary Thomas, “The Pie Lady”

SFA was saddened to learn that Mary Thomas, “The Pie Lady,” has passed away. Coming from a large family in Biscoe, Arkansas, Mary began cooking at an early age. After many years making pies for a local restaurant, she opened The Family Pie Shop next to her house in 1977. Since then, she has served presidents and … Continued

Pass the Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving is prime time pie season, and pecan pie is the pride of Texas.

Travel the Sonker Trail

Since November of last year, Surry County, North Carolina, has been tooting its own sonker.

Notes on Pie

Some thoughts on pie, in honor of the season.

Field Notes: Finding Comfort as an Interviewer

As the SFA’s oral workshop begins today I’m eager to experience the Mississippi Delta through the lens of SFA’s thirteen workshop participants. There is such beauty in observing how people interact with the world, watching as we each find our own way of engaging with strangers. I look forward to learning from this group of … Continued