Tuesday, September 18

EXHIBITION OF PORTRAITS FROM THE SFA'S ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE




















As part of this year's Foodways Symposium, fifty photographs from the SFA's oral history archive will be featured at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture's Gammill Gallery. The exhibit, "Meet the Folks Behind the Food: The SFA Oral History Initiative at Year Three," opens on October 1st and will be on display through November 2nd.

Amy Evans, SFA oral historian, will give a Brown Bag Lecture on the exhibition at noon on Wednesday, October 17th, at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

Tuesday, September 11

WHOLE HOG HAMBOREE--AND A PODCAST--THIS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14



The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council in Oxford, Mississippi, is hosting a Whole Hog Hamboree this Friday, September 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Feast on good barbecue. Get schooled in smoke by Oxford attorney/bbq enthusiast Tom Freeland, and pitmaster/former Ole Miss cook Deke Baskin. Watch WHOLE HOG, a cool film by SFA filmmaker Joe York. And learn about the art of 'cue from Lolis Eric Elie, author of SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING and columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Lectures and the film screening are free, and tickets for dinner may be purchased by calling the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council at 662-236-6429. And did we mention that there'd be music? Get to the Powerhouse to hear the stylings of the Rising Star Fife & Drum Band.

Want a sneak preview? The SFA has posted our first-ever podcast, an interview with Deke Baskin, just this week. Find it online here: http://podcast.olemiss.edu/courses/NCP091107949/NCP091107949.xml, download it to your iPod, and learn all about good 'cue.

Monday, September 10

SFA ORAL HISTORY FEATURED ON SERIOUS EATS FOOD BLOG

Check out the SFA's collaboration with Serious Eats, a food blog and community, where a subject from our oral history archive will be featured every Friday. Last Friday's post was about the Latino influence in Carrboro, NC, highlighting one of our recent Tabasco Guardian of the Tradition awardees, Cliff Collins of Cliff's Meat Market.

Find the Serious Eats post and get in on the discussion right here.

Read our interview with Cliff Collins here.

Thursday, September 6

ON THE BBQ TRAIL: NORTH CAROLINA

Amy Evans is on the Southern BBQ Trail again. This time, she's gathering the stories of North Carolina 'cue. On Tuesday, she visited with Wayne Monk at Lexington BBQ, learning a few of the secrets to his shoulders. Yesterday she visited with Ed Mitchell in Wilson and Wilbur Shirley of Wilbur's in Goldsboro, listening to their tales of wood, smoke, and sauce. And, of course, whole hogs.

Look for their oral histories to appear on the Southern BBQ Trail later this fall.