Thursday, July 20

JOE YORK BARBECUE FILMS AVAILABLE ONLINE

Hankering for some 'cue movies? SFA filmmaker Joe York, with support from Union Square Hospitality Group, produced two short films for this summer's Big Apple Barbecue Block Party. Now they're online for you to view.

Dial 'S' for Sausage
BBG BBQ

Tuesday, July 18

SFA FILM TO BE FEATURED AT OGDEN MUSEUM, JULY 20


The Southern Foodways Alliance is pleased that filmmaker Joe York will be in New Orleans this week for a special event at the Ogden Museum. MARSAW, York's film on 2005 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame winner Martin Sawyer, will be one of three featured documentaries on Thursday, July 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

To purchase MARSAW, contact sfamail@olemiss.edu. Proceeds from the sale of the film will go to the Gulf Coast Renaissance Fund, which is funding the Willie Mae's Scotch House rebuild.

To read more about SFA films by Joe York, visit the SFA films Web site:
http://www.southernfoodways.com/films.shtml
For information on the Ogden Museum, including directions, visit http://www.ogdenmuseum.org/

Thursday, July 13

ORAL HISTORIES ON SOUTHERN BAKING TRADITIONS

Portions of an oral history project conducted by the Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, with support from the Southern Foodways Alliance, are now part of our online archive. Click on the link above to read the interviews.

In addition to the interviews that appear on the SFA website, a full collection of more than thrity oral history interviews from the project are archvied in our permanent collection here at the University of Mississippi. Many thanks to the University of West Georgia's Center for Public History for helping to document the baking traditions of the South.

Thursday, July 6

FOURTH OF JULY SCOTCH HOUSE WORK WEEKEND

A crew of a dozen or so SFA volunteers spent the long 4th of July weekend working on the rehab of Willie Mae's Scotch House in New Orleans. With John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford in the lead -- and John Besh and company of Restaurant August in New Orleans providing the midday fuel -- they framed the interior of the restaurant.

A report from Currence: "We made amazing headway this weekend. Did not complete the punchlist I had set up, but it was a little ambitious, so I am not close to disappointed. Wrote a whopper of a check for the concrete work and a decent one for the lumber. Now we can get the electrican started."

Stay tuned to this blog for more updates.

AND scroll down for an overview of the project.