Toward A New Southern Grammar

Over the next several days, we’ll be sharing the 2017 symposium presentations. We begin with Lolis Elie.

Okracast Drink Edition: Ice Plant and St. Augustine Distillery Company

We’re on location in St. Augustine, Florida for today’s Okracast Drink Edition! In this audio postcard, meet Brendan Wheatley of the upcoming St. Augustine Distillery Company. Brendan is the head distiller ‘round these parts, where he’ll focus on regional and historically-based ingredients for his spirits (Florida citrus-based gin, anyone?). His work space—including two, gorgeous copper … Continued

Okracast Drink Edition: The Alzina

What can you do with a little port wine, cognac and sugar cane syrup? We suggest trying The Alzina, the signature cocktail honoring Alzina Toups of Alzina’s Restaurant in Galliano, Louisiana. Alzina was the recipient of the 2013 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award at last week’s “Women at Work” Southern Foodways Symposium. Grab your ingredients … Continued

Okracast: Alzina Toups

It’s about that time of year…time for our annual Southern Foodways Symposium! This year’s theme is “Women at Work,” and the event kicks off next week. Okracast is here to pep you up for a weekend chock full of women, work and food. On today’s first-ever Okra Nugget, meet Alzina Toups of Alzina’s Restaurant in … Continued

Introducing: Okraclass

Looking for your foodways and scholarship fix? Okraclass has you covered. Listen to our first Okraclass here! Okraclass is the fancy term for the academic side of our beloved Okracast podcast: these episodes feature talks and presentations from our conferences, symposia and other scholarly events. Our first episode is an audio sampler from the recent … Continued