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The Southern Foodways Alliance

From its mission, the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) "documents, studies, and explores the diverse food cultures of the changing American South." This means that on their website, visitors will find lots of media documenting Southern food. The film section features a collection of short films on topics such as fish camps, which are informal, often outdoor, fish restaurants that emerged along with the textile industry in the Carolinas and still exist as inexpensive family-friendly restaurants today. Also included are a biography of New Orleans chef Susan Spicer and Sour, Sweet, Spicy: Making a Home in Oxford Mississippi, a profile of the Zaap Thai restaurant founded by Thai immigrants. There's also the "Gravy" podcast series, with a new episode every week, including "Kimchi and Cornbread," "Korean food in Montgomery Alabama," and "Pie by Another Name," on burekas - hand pies filled with potato, rice, spinach, eggplant, and meat, baked by members of the congregation at Or VeShalom Synagogue in Atlanta. The scholarship section reminds us that the SFA is affiliated with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, and lists lectures, publications, workshops, and fellowships for food scholars.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-10-06
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