Tuesday, November 18


SFA friends in Kentucky may be interested in an upcoming edition of Louisville Life, which will feature the SFA with film footage gathered at our summer field trip. Here are the details:

The next Louisville Life features the Southern Foodways Alliance, the Weber Group's imaginative theme-park creations, the history of the oldest Masonic home in North America, and more. The program, hosted by Candyce Clifft, airs Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:30/6:30 p.m. CT on KET2; Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7/6 p.m. CT on KET1; and Sunday, Nov. 23 at noon/11 a.m. CT on KET2.

If you can't see it live, visit www.ket.org/loulife for the video podcast.

Wednesday, November 12


Thanks to everyone at the symposium who contributed to the film about the W.H.O. Farm. Already, this new film by Joe York has been viewed by over 1500 guests, thanks to links by national blogs. Check it out for yourself.

The Who Farm from Joe York on Vimeo.


Folklore Forum is seeking articles for its upcoming issue on foodways. By building rituals and ideologies around the consumption, production, and preservation of food, many cultures establish and express unique systems of belief and other social distinctions. The choice of what to eat (or not to eat) is an integral part of both forming and maintaining an individual and group identity.

In this issue, we seek to present examples of foodways that are relevant to the study of folklore and folklife. Folklore Forum invites proposals that consider, but are not limited to, the following suggestions:
- Methods of Food Production & Collection (farming, gardening, bee keeping)
- Foods as a Means to Communicate Gender, Identity, Emotion
- Methods of Preservation (canning, jarring, freezing)
- Food Movements (Slow Food Movement, Organic/Sustainable Food Movement)
- Methods of Consumption (cooking, setting the table, restaurants)
- Food and Education ("learning" food, acquiring a taste)
- Acted Foodways (festivals, celebrations, observations, tastings?)
- Foodways and Religion (taboos, traditional, non-traditional, history)
- Food and the Formation of Identity (national, cultural, ethnic)
- Food and the Perception of "The Other"
- Food and Family
- Manners
- Food Lore Regarding a Specific Food
- Food "Clubs"
- Immigration and Foodways
- Food as Art

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2009. For submission guidelines, please see: http://folkloreforum.net/submissions/
Editors can be contacted at folkpub@indiana.edu.

Wednesday, November 5


Couldn't make it to the symposium?
Attended, but want to experience it again?
Download the podcasts.
And view SFA's latest film, Buttermilk: It Can Help.

Hear Robb Walsh's treatise on Mexican Cokes and Dublin Dr. Peppers. Learn about buttermilk from Anne Mendelson. And listen to Junior Johnson recall early days of bootlegging and NASCAR. SFA podcasts are available now. Visit here to view our offerings, or click here to see our listing and subscribe to SFA podcasts in iTunes.

And Joe York's newest SFA film, Buttermilk: It Can Help, is also online.

Buttermilk: It Can Help from Joe York on Vimeo.

If the image above doesn't automatically launch, click here to meet Cruze Dairy, recipient of our 2008 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame award.

And don't forget to check out the newest installment of our oral histories, celebrating wine in the South. They're here.

Tuesday, November 4


Photographs from the 11th Annual Southern Foodways Symposium, The Liquid South, are now available for viewing on our Flickr page. Thanks to SFA member Fred Sauceman for documenting the event and sharing his photos with us.