Monday, June 4

More Than Just a Pig Ear

A big part of our mission here at the SFA is to document the stories behind the food and bring them to a larger audience. We're stoked that an Associated Press article on the SFA's documentary work has appeared in newspapers from the Washington Post to the New Orleans Times-Picayune in recent days. The article spotlights Geno Lee, the fourth-generation proprietor of Jackson, Mississippi's Big Apple Inn. Lee was the recipient of the SFA's 2009 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. If you haven't seen it already, check out Joe York's film about Lee, Smokes & Ears.
(Photograph of Geno Lee by Rogelio Solis/A.P.)