Thursday, July 10

Joe York, a Southern Studies graduate student, travels to Berea, Kentucky today. He'll spend the rest of the week filming Bill Best, winner of the 2003 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. Bill is an amazing guy who, through sheer determination and stewardship of his own non-profit (see has curated and chronicled an unparalleled selection of heirloom beans. Look for the film that Joe will edit to be aired at the 2003 Southern Foodways Symposium.