Southern Foodways Alliance

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The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and explores the diverse food cultures of the changing American South.

Based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we share oral histories, produce films and podcasts, publish great writing, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and stage events that serve as progressive and inclusive catalysts for the greater South.

Donations from generous individuals, foundations, and companies fund our good work.

Series

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109 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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Poet Ashley M. Jones and singer/songwriter Lee Bains III share verses about food labor.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 24:22