Sustainable South: Rachel Pennington

Rachel Pennington has been baking most of her life. But, she adds, The Whiskey Jar is her first professional baking job. As House Baker, she offered guests at the summer symposium an indulgence transcending centuries by marrying the influences of two great Virginia women into a single dessert: an Edna Lewis and Mary Randolph collaboration in the form of a peach trifle.

Symposium News

The 16th Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium will be here before we know it! While tickets are not going on sale today, current SFA members should receive an email by 3 p.m. CST with instructions for registering for the 2013 symposium. If you are a member and have not received an email by that time, please write [email protected]Continued

Director’s Cut: Sneak a Peek at the 2013 Symposium

“Director’s Cut” is a weekly post from SFA director John T. Edge.  The 16th Southern Foodways Symposium, focused on Women at Work, is still five-plus months away. But programming for that October 4–6 event is almost complete. Join us and you’ll get a chance to hear Natalie Chanin—proprietor of the fashion label Alabama Chanin and … Continued

Join Us in Richmond for the Summer Symposium!

Audio slideshow by SFA oral historian Sara Wood.  Registration begins tomorrow for our Summer Foodways Symposium. In order to register, you must be a current (2013) member of the SFA. Not sure if your membership is current? If you paid annual dues in 2013 and received our nifty “Shake, Rattle, and Roll” membership sticker, then … Continued

Study Up! A Bibliography on Women, Work, and Food

Women canning tomatoes in Belle Glade, FL, 1940. Photo by Marion Post Wolcott, courtesy of the Library of Congress. This year, both our summer symposium in Richmond and our annual (fall) symposium in Oxford will focus on the theme of women, work, and food. Our graduate assistant, Anna Hamilton, compiled a comprehensive Women, Work, and … Continued