Thursday, June 19

SOUTHERN CULTURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION HOSTS SFA EXHIBIT


The Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is hosting SFA's photo exhibit, "Meet the Folks Behind the Food: The SFA Oral History Initiative at Year Three."  The photos will open with a reception on Monday, June 23, and will remain on display through July 23. To see coverage of the exhibit in The Vicksburg Post, click here.

The SFA's photo exhibit offers visual introductions to the people behind the food who have shared their stories through oral history interviews. These exhibits are intended as tools for educational enrichment, inspiration for community dialogue, and visual celebrations of our regional foodways.

Monday, June 16

DOCUMENTING SOUTHERN WINE

SFA oral historian Amy Evans is on the road again, embarking on a fieldwork gathering journey to document Southern wine. This week, she's in Virginia, where the indigenous Norton grape is experiencing a strong revival and European varietals are taking root in Southern soil. The interviews will appear online in the fall, just in time for our drinkways-themed symposium. Meantime, check out Amy's photographs from the road on our Flickr page.

Friday, June 13

CHICAGO EATS ORAL HISTORIES ONLINE

Visit our Chicago Eats oral history project to learn about Southern food--and Southerners--in the Windy City. And here the morning lecture from Camp Chicago on Chicago Public Radio here.

Tuesday, June 3

ORAL HISTORY AT THE FRANKLIN FOOD & SPIRITS FESTIVAL

On May 30 The SFA traveled to Franklin, Tennessee, for the first annual Franklin Food & Spirits Festival. There, SFA oral historian Amy Evans conducted interviews with two of the many food vendors: Paradise Ridge Cafe and Bolton's Spicy Chicken & Fish, both of Nashville. The interviews will be part of our existing Nashville Eats project and will be added to our online archive real soon. In the meantime, check out the photographs of Bolton's and Paradise Ridge on our Flickr page.

Go here to view photos of the event taken by SFA member Angie Mosier.