The Southern Foodways Symposium in Review

This past weekend, Center institute the Southern Foodways Alliance hosted their 17th annual symposium.  They posed the question “Who is welcome at the welcome table?” and presented three days of lectures, films, conversations, and meals exploring inclusion and exclusion in southern foodways.  We’re proud of the SFA’s ability to generate thoughtful discussion of an experience

New SFA Oral History Project Looks at Houston

All this week the Southern Foodways Alliance blog will present oral histories from a new project on Houston, Texas.  Amy C. Evans, in her last marvelous act as SFA Senior Oral Historian, looked at how Asian restaurants were redefining Houston foodways. Check out the the project page.  Like all SFA oral history projects, the interviews

Meet the SFA’s Journal Gravy

Gravy is the Southern Foodways Alliance’s quarterly journal. It portrays the diverse food cultures of the changing American South through creative nonfiction, narrative journalism, oral history, poetry, short fiction, recipes, and photography. Each issue has a loose theme related to the SFA’s work, with topics like Appalachia and women at work.  The most recent issue

Grad Students Work with SFA and SouthDocs on Farish Street Project

More than a year ago, Southern Studies grad students Turry Flucker, Anna Hamilton, and Kate Hudson set out to investigate and document Jackson, Mississippi’s Farish Street as part of a Southern Foodways Alliance and Southern Documentary Project effort to study the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Through oral histories, photography, and film, the students asked

Center Welcomes Catarina Passidomo, New Professor of Foodways

The University of Mississippi has hired Catarina Passidomo to join the faculty with a joint appointment in Southern Studies and sociology and anthropology. Beginning in the fall semester of 2014, Passidomo—who will claim an office in Barnard Observatory—will teach foodways courses to undergraduate and graduate students.