Friday, August 28
Thursday, August 27
On September 6, from 5:00-5:45 at the Decatur Book Festival, join SFA members and friends for a panel discussion, "Kenyan Black-eyed Peas and Mexican Potlikker: Exploring Atlanta's Edible International Cultures." Panelists include Christiane Lauterbach, Nassima Neighbors, Warren St. John, and moderator John T Edge.
Following that panel, the Decatur Book Festival will stage a picnic, featuring, among other SFA friends, Taqueria del Sol. There will be music. There will be pickled okra. There will even be a pickled okra contest. Join us.
Monday, August 24
In Greenville, NC, just down the street from a brand new medical complex on the East Carolina University Campus and tobacco fields, stands B's Barbecue. This family-run joint serves up Eastern North Carolina whole hog barbecue and barbecued chickens until they run out of food each day around lunchtime. The lines grow both inside the restaurant and outside at the walk-up window from 8 am to early afternoon with all sorts of Greenville residents. I spent an entire day with the McLawhorn sisters and the rest of the crew at B's Barbecue, and the interview has been added to the North Carolina leg of the Southern BBQ Trail (more NC interviews coming soon!). You can view the project here and photos from B's on the SFA's Flickr page.
Graduate Assistant, Southern Foodways Alliance
Wednesday, August 19
On Sunday, August 30th at 6:30pm, join us for A Taste of New Orleans at the Zin Restaurant's Eastside Farm in Healdsburg, CA.
The evening dinner will include a viewing of the documentary Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans. Following we will host a Q&A with Director Dawn Logsdon, Co-Director/Writer Lolis Eric Elie, and Producer Lucie Faulknor.
Kindly hosted by Sheana Davis of The Epicurean Connection, Jeff & Susan Mall of Zin Restaurant and Zin Restaurant's Eastside Farm.
Menu includes: Kettle-cooked Gumbo with Chicken and House-made Andouille Sausage; Pulled Pork Sliders; Delice de la Vallee Cheese with Eastside Farm Arugula Pesto; Creole Mustard Aioli Eastside Tomato Salad; Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce; New Orleans Rum "Ray Gun #69"; and Watermelon Mint Agua Fresca.
Tickets are $50 and available through: Zin Restaurant Healdsburg 707-473-0946 and Readers' Books Sonoma 707-939-1765
Proceeds for the event will be donated to the Southern Foodways Alliance .
Event location: Zin Restaurant's Eastside Farm 10900 Eastside Road, Healdsburg, CA.
Rodney Strong Vineyards, New Orleans Rum, Sonoma Springs Brewery, Stanley Mouse, The Epicurean Connection, Victorian Garden Inn, Zin Restaurant & Zin Restaurant's Eastside Farm.
Monday, August 17
Featured eats and drinks include Ben Wheatley’s roasted duck and andouille gumbo; Terrapin Rye Pale Ale; tomatoes, tiny rye croutons, buffalo mozzarella and boiled dressing; Terrapin Rye Squared Imperial; prime beef deckle steak with pickled chanterelles, pimento cheese grits and rye; Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye; peach crisp with vanilla ice cream; and a special guest-star rye whiskey, too.