Wednesday, August 18

Glory Foods Announces Symposium Scholarships

Glory Foods will host three guests at the seventh annual Southern Foodways Symposium, to be held October 7-10, 2004 on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. Three scholarships will be awarded to African American students pursuing a college degree in the food arts, hospitality management, folk arts, or related field.

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 sfamail@olemiss.edu. 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.

Symposium Almost Sold Out - Register Now

The seventh annual Southern Foodways Symposium is almost sold out, and the Delta Divertissement is already sold out with a wait list stacking up. If have the inclination to join us in Oxford for Southern Foodways in Black & White (and you should), register now! You may download a form from the web and fax it to the SFA, care of Mary Beth.

Calling all deviled egg recipes!

SFA seeks deviled egg recipes and recollections. Let the world know about how your family reunions revolve around eating deviled yard eggs. Tell us about how your aunt piped her filling with a pastry bag. Tell us a story of 100 or so words about what deviled eggs have meant to you and your people. Include a recipe and please detail the recipe's provenance. Email submissions to deviledeggs@olemiss.edu are highly preferred. Deadline for entries is August 31. Three finalists will be announced on September 15. The winner will receive a free pass to the Southern Foodways Symposium, to be held October 7-10 in Oxford, Mississippi. That Friday, the King or Queen of Deviled Eggs will be crowned at a tasting of deviled eggs and champagne, staged on the Oxford square.

Monday, August 2

Tomato Art Show Debuts in Nashville Aug. 14

On August 14th, the Art and Invention Gallery in Nashville opens an all tomato art show. Join them for a party and heirloom tomato tasting. Their theory is: It is August, it is really hot, everyone is extremely grumpy, and the only thing that sees us through to September are all those fabulous homegrown tomatoes. Ronni Lundy will be there to sign copies of In Praise of Tomatoes. A recipe contest is also planned. Contest judges are Kay West, local food critic; Meg Guiffrieda, owner of the Red Wagon restaurant in East Nashville; and Ann & John Egerton, authors of Southern Food. For more information, call 615-226-2070.