Monday, May 23

SFA Assists Canadian BBQ Lovers

En Route magazine did a story on BBQ, using the SFA oral history project on Memphis BBQ as a resource. Check it out online at www.enroutemag.com/e/may05/travel2.html.

Friday, May 13

Announcing 2005 Carolina Gold Rice Symposium

The Carolina Gold Rice Foundation is hosting a symposium in South Carolina this August 18-20. Learn about the history of rice in the Carolinas. Tour Middleton Place Rice Fields. Eat plenty, and eat well. There are also five pre-conference events to entertain you, including a culinary tour led by SFA member Amanda Dew Manning. Registration is now open. Secure your spot quickly by visiting their website at www.carolinagoldricefoundation.org or calling (843) 709-7399.

Tuesday, May 10

Order your SFA gear now!

Excited about New Orleans this summer? Buy the new official t-shirt for the field trip. Want to share news of SFA with the world? Order a bumper sticker for your car. Want to be on the cutting edge of fashion? Well, maybe a t-shirt won't do it. But you can be on the cutting edge of what's cool with the SFA. Visit our online store to get great SFA gear now, and know that proceeds benefit our organization! Happy shopping. www.cafepress.com/southernfood

Monday, May 9

Update on NOLA Oral History Project

.Our resident oral historian, Amy Evans, has returned from a fruitful fieldwork frolic to the Crescent City. Her time in New Orleans was most productive, with her days and nights spent tracking down interesting folks who mix and serve the creative concoctions that keep their customers--locals and tourists alike--lubricated with the libations this town is known for: the Mint Julep, the Sazerac, the Ramos Gin Fizz. You'll never look at cocktails the same again. Keep checking back for the interviews and accompanying photographs, which will appear here on the SFA website in June. Cheers! PS: A big thank you to all the SFA members and friends who emailed Amy suggestions for interview subjects

Monday, May 2

On newsstands now, the first Oxford American Food Issue

Check out the new issue of the OA, edited by our own John T. Edge. Featuring a mess of SFA members--and showcasing (on page 125) the SFA's first advertisement, donated by the good folks at the Oxford American. Buy five or six copies and share. www.oxfordamericanmag.com