Cornbread Nation 2017

This year, writers and documentarians asked tough questions of themselves and of their audiences.

Read SFA’s selection of the best food writing, film, and podcasts from 2017.

Back of the White House

Adrian Miller’s The President’s Kitchen Cabinet aims to fill in the “historical silhouettes” of the black culinary figures whose influence he noted while researching his first book.

The Value of Southern Food

As he researched the influence and reputation of world cuisines, Dr. Krishnendu Ray noted that Southern food takes a beating. In this interview for Gravy, Ray shares his thoughts on Southern food’s place and future.

What We’re Reading: Consuming Identity

If food in general, and Southern food in particular, does indeed wield this power to unite individuals who espouse opposing worldviews, Consuming Identity: The Role of Food in Redefining the South seeks to explain why.

Bottom of the Pot

We know we’re biased, but we think this project is a soaring, powerful contribution to the conversation about our ever-changing region, told through the narratives of the farmers and cooks and waiters who did the work.

Caroline Cooks: From Teacakes to Tamales

From Teacakes to Tamales features more than 100 culturally diverse recipes, handed down from grandparent to grandchild, along with black-and-white photographs and nostalgic stories centering on these family dishes.