Tuesday, July 28

ATHENS EATS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT ONLINE


In 2006 the SFA, along with members and friends, headed to Georgia for Camp Athens, a day-long series of lectures, outings, and meals created to celebrate and learn about Southern food in Athens. Each of the Tabasco Guardians of the Tradition was presented with a special award designed by artist and MacArthur Grant recipient John T. Scott. And, of course, we collected their stories.Featured as part of the Athens Eats oral history project are two native Georgians, telling the stories of their lifework. Meet Dexter Weaver, who started catering from his home kitchen before opening his namesake restaurant, Weaver D’s. Read about Angelish Wilson, whose father, M. C. Wilson, opened Wilson’s Soul Food Inc. on Athens’ legendary Hot Corner in 1981. Go here to meet the people who are the guardians of Athens, Georgia’s, foodways traditions.

Food from Wilson's Soul Food Inc. and Weaver D's Delicius Fine Food will be featured at our Athens Potlikker Film Festival on August 22. Go here for more information and to register.