Thursday, December 2
Each year when we study a topic, we get many requests (from members and non-members alike) for resource material on that topic. In preparation for next year's sweet tooth, we're asking SFA members to help create a bibliography on the topic. Read a good article lately? Have a favorite dessert cookbook? Please mail your suggestions (book title, author, press, and publication date) to email@example.com by December 15. Once we have your suggestions, we'll tie them all together and share our book list with the membership. Thanks, in advance, for your sweet suggestions!
Thursday, November 18
Listen to NPR's Morning Edition this Friday, November 19, to hear a segment entitled "America Eats: A Hidden Archive." The Southern Foodways Alliance contributed to this story. Hidden Kitchens is a radio program that explores the world of street-corner cooking, hidden kitchens, legendary meals and eating traditions -- how communities come together through food. Each Friday morning from Oct. 1, 2004, until the end of the year, listeners will travel the country with the Hidden Kitchens project as they visit and chronicle all kinds of American kitchen cultures, past and present.
Wednesday, November 17
Packed with incredible food and wine happenings, the weekend promises to stimulate the palate and relax the mind. Guests can pick up culinary tips and techniques at Blackberry's Cooking School while enjoying all the merriments of the weekend, or just savor the gala dinner on Saturday night.
Taste the bounty of the South from chefs Michelle Bernstein of Azul, Miami, FL; John Currence of City Grocery, Oxford MS; John Fleer of the Inn at Blackberry Farm, Walland, TN; Jim Gerhardt of Limestone, Louisville, KY; Chris Hastings of Hot and Hot Fish Club, Birmingham, AL; Michael Laiskonis of Le Bernadin, New York, NY; and Ken Vedrinski of Sienna, Charleston, SC.
And we haven't forgotten the wine. Sam Beall of Blackberry Farm has gathered some of California's most talented winemakers. In keeping with our theme, all have Southern roots -- including Knoxville native Eric Grigsby and Mary Fran Rocca of Rocca Family Vineyards in Napa, Memphis natives Dr. Michael Dragutsky and Dr. David Sloas from Cornerstone Cellars in Napa, and Virginians Jeffery Fink and Bill Cates of Tantara in Santa Barbara.
VIP Package guests will enjoy all events including the "Jack Daniel's Chef's Night Out" dinner, cooking demonstration, lunch at the Maple Cottage and preferred seating during the Auction and Gala Dinner. Sponsors of this event include Lexus, the preferred vehicle of Blackberry Farm, and Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey.
To register please call (800) 557-8864. To learn more about the Blackberry Farm, log on to www.blackberryfarm.com.
Tuesday, November 9
Wednesday, October 27
Wednesday, October 20
And, if you know of other articles out there, please send the links to Mary Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may share those with you, too!
Chapel Hill News (10/23 article)
The News and Observer, Raleigh NC (10/22 article)
The Commercial Appeal (10/20 article)
The Charlotte Observer (10/20 article)
The Denver Post (10/20 -- 1 of 2)
The Denver Post (10/20 -- 2 of 2)
The Bainbridge Post-Searchlight (10/19 article)
The Courier-Journal (10/15 article)
The Tennessean (10/14 article)
Florida Today (10/14 article)
Tuesday, October 19
Thursday, October 14
Wednesday, October 6
Thursday, September 23
Monday, September 20
Friday, September 17
Tuesday, September 7
Wednesday, August 18
Winners will receive a complimentary pass to the conference ($380 value) and a travel and accommodations stipend of $400. Winners will also receive one-on-one consultations with African American foodways scholar Adrian Miller, former Special Assistant to President Clinton and Deputy Director of the President’s Initiative for One America. Scholarships will be awarded to the three best responses to these questions. Essays should total 250 cumulative words: How are our dining rituals imprinted by race? Why was the integration of lunch counters an early and important initiative of the Civil Rights Movement? What will you gain from a three-day conference that focuses upon food and race relations?
Send your 250-word essay along with your name, phone number, and e-mail address to the Southern Foodways Alliance by way of email@example.com. Questions? Call 662.915.5993. The e-mail postmark deadline for all entries is September 10. Winners will be notified by phone on September 15.
Monday, August 2
Wednesday, July 21
Tuesday, June 1
Sunday, May 30
Thursday, May 20
Tuesday, April 20
Sunday, April 18
Can't make it to Houston? Take a gander online at www.amycevans.com. Evans, whose subjects include lemon meringue pie and an homage to Greenwood, Mississippi shoeshine man, Hambone, is the SFA's oral history czar.
Monday, April 5
Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q of Birmingham, Alabama is the lead underwriter of the SFA oral history initiative. Nick Pihakis has pledged a total of $75,000 over the course of five years. The SFA will raise matching funds so that we can hire an oral historian. Among the initial duties we see such a person undertaking will be surveying existing oral histories relating to food, and establishing an outreach program that identifies both interviewers and subjects. And, of course, we see that person in the field, doing interviews. Thanks Nick; thanks Jim 'N Nick's.
I am working on a book about the history of the Thanksgiving meal. I want to look at the ways that regional and ethnic traditions/recipes have shaped and continue to shape the holiday menu. For these chapters, I would very much like to include recipes and interviews/quoted information from "informants" from a variety of geographic areas/ethnic backgrounds who can talk with me about their particular individual Thanksgivings -- very much a first person approach. I was hopeful that some of your members might be interested helping me out with this task. I am also seeking references (menus, recipes, descriptions) of 19th and early 20th thanksgiving celebrations.
Kathleen Curtin, Food Historian, Plimoth Plantation; (508) 746 1622 ext. 8281, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, March 13
Friday, March 12
Thursday, March 11
Wednesday, March 10
Tuesday, March 9
Monday, March 8
Sunday, March 7
I welcome your comments, inquiries or suggestions while I'm on the road. Send them to email@example.com
Thursday, March 4
Monday, March 1
Wednesday, February 11
Monday, February 2
The SFA Board held its annual retreat January 31-February 1 in Chapel Hill,
In addition to a grueling 10-hour meeting, we ate some fine meals, thanks to
Brian Stapleton of Carolina Crossroads in Chapel Hill; Bill Smith of Crook's
Corner in Chapel Hill; Karen and Ben Barker of Magnolia Grill in Durham; and
Sara Foster of Foster's Market in Chapel Hill. Board member Marcie Ferris
was our host for the weekend.