Monday, May 21

Recap of 2012 International Biscuit Festival & Southern Food Writing Conference

Photograph by Heather N. Robinson

Last weekend, the International Biscuit Festival, held in Knoxville, TN, featured a Southern Food Writing Conference. Many SFA members and friends were speakers at the inaugural event. Festival organizers added the writing conference in an effort to "celebrate the tradition of Southern food writing and its important connection to the culture of the South."

Our friend Ted Ownby, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, was one of the judges for the savory biscuit category.

University of Mississippi alumna Liz Blanchard won Best of Show with her Cajun biscuit.

Visit the International Biscuit Festival's website for a recap of the weekend's activities, contest winners, and more information about the event.

Heather N. Robinson documented the festival. Visit her Tumblr page to view her photos from the weekend.