Tuesday, September 14


Andrew F. Smith
Third Annual Viking Range Lecturer

September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m.
Nutt Auditorium
University of Mississippi's Oxford Campus

The Southern Foodways Alliance will host the third annual Viking Range Lecture on Tuesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Nutt Auditorium on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will discuss Andrew Smith’s forthcoming work,
Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War.

Andrew F. Smith is a writer and lecturer on food and culinary history. He teaches Culinary History at the New School in Manhattan. Smith serves as the general editor for the Reaktion Books Edible Series, and is past Chair of The Culinary Trust, the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). He is the Editor-in-chief of
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. He is author or editor of 15 other books, including his forthcoming work.

Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, will introduce and welcome Mr. Smith to campus. Dr. John R. Neff, director of the Center for Civil War Research and Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, will moderate discussion and questions following the lecture.

Each year the Viking Range Lecture, underwritten by the Viking Range Corporation of Greenwood, Mississippi, brings scholars, writers, and artists to the Ole Miss campus. Each lecturer, regardless of discipline, uses food as a vehicle for a greater understanding of self, community, and culture. The Southern Foodways Alliance and the University of Mississippi are grateful to Viking Range for their generosity.

For more information, e-mail sfamail@olemiss.edu or call 662-915-5993.