Southern Foodways Alliance

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The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. We set a common table where black and white, rich and poor — all who gather — may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.

A member-supported non-profit, based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we stage symposia, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and publish great writing. Donations from generous individuals, foundations, and companies fund our good work.

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100 Pieces

Gravy is the SFA’s collection of original stories—fresh, unexpected, and thought-provoking. Like all of the SFA’s work, Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat.


Pieces

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Food is the number one category of waste going to landfills. Composting can be an answer, but Charlotte, NC's experience reveals difficulties.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 23:59
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Southern religious leaders increasingly see food security and climate change as intrinsically Christian issues, with representation and instruction...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 24:53
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Conservation easements are one way to protect farmland and help the environment.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 23:12
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Restaurants are starting to wake up to the issues around climate change, food, and the role chefs can play in driving change.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 22:24
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Scientists are developing peach cultivars for Georgia farmers that need fewer cold days to grow.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 21:18
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Documentary photographer Tom Rankin talks about how goat can figure into a Southern future.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 33:19
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A conversation with poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil about her book, World of Wonders.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 31:24
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In her book The Fate of Food, Amanda Little considers the sustainable food revolution in light of growing global populations and climate change.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 27:40
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Gravy interviews Candacy Taylor, author of Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :00
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How does the life and work of your people affect your health? How does it affect what you eat?

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
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