Friday, March 1

It's Going to Be a Tent-Tastic Weekend in Charleston!

Our "front porch" for the weekend

Join John T Edge, Melissa Hall, Julie Pickett, and a host of SFA friends this weekend in the SFA Culinary Hub at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival (#chswff). Our tent is located in the Festival's Culinary Village in Marion Square (near the corner of King Street and Tobacco Row).

The fun starts in just a few minutes! 

Here's a taste of what's going on today (all times are Eastern Time):

Noon: Jennifer Cole of Southern Living magazine interviews chef (and SFA founding member) Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, AL.

1:15 p.m.: John Martin "Hoppin' John" Taylor speaks about the 20th anniversary of his classic Hoppin' John's Lowcountry Cooking, and Nathalie Dupree shares from her most recent cookbook, Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. Both Taylor and Dupree are founding members of the SFA.

2:30 p.m.: Dori Sanders speaks with John T. Edge about her life as a peach farmer and writer in upstate South Carolina. We will also screen Dori, Joe York's short film about Sanders. This is Ms. Sanders' first trip to Charleston—come welcome her to the Holy City and learn about her remarkable life and dedication to the Southern table.
Dori Sanders, from Pride & Joy

3:45 pm: Round out the afternoon with the reigning kings of bourbon and bacon: Julian Van Winkle of Kentucky and Allan Benton of Tennessee.
Julian Van Winkle

John T. Edge will talk with Van Winkle about their work both men are famous for insisting on small batches and time-intensive production methods, resulting in top-quality products coveted nationwide. We will also screen Asleep in the Wood (about Van Winkle) and Cured (about Benton).
Allan Benton