Glori-fried and Glori-fied

Mahalia Jackson entered into respectability through the shaming kitchen door, kicking the door down as she stepped.

Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator

Ira Wallace is a seed saver, an educator, and the essential intellectual and physical energy behind Southern Exposure Seed Exchange—one of the country’s best known and most respected sources for heirloom and open-pollinated seeds.

Remembering Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor

“Tonight we salute her for a life remarkably lived. We honor her for the achievement of her work. And we thank her for using that magnificent woman’s voice to speak to our souls.” -Ronni Lundy

“A Chef’s Life” Flashes Back to #SFA13

Last year Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, North Carolina, wowed us with an homage to the women in her life—from grandmothers to farmers—who inspire her cooking.

OKRACAST: Local/Global Eating

This week, we’ve got a Southern boy who eats globally and a West Coast girl who cooks Southern food.

OKRACAST: Ode to Grandmothers

Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! This week’s episode is an ode to grandmothers. First, cozy up to the table as Chef Bill Smith of Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina remembers dinner time at the table of his great-grandmother. Our oral history sample comes from Sara Wood’s interview with Ida Ma Musu. Chef … Continued

Featured Oral History: Women at Work in RVA

On Saturday, SFA director John T Edge will be at Pepper Place Market in Birmingham signing copies of Cornbread Nation 7. And what better way to celebrate the signing than to feature our Women at Work in Richmond oral history project? Two oral histories from the project — Ida MaMusu of Africanne on Main and Argentina … Continued