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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Cooperative extension is a century-old government program that places agricultural agents in counties to educate and work with farmers. But for yea...

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Community canneries–facilities, often subsidized by local government, where people can in bulk–are closing. With groceries easily available even in...

Bought by KVLU, WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 19:43
  • Purchases: 4
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In the early 1970s, two hundred hippies from San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury neighborhood resettled in rural Tennessee.

Bought by WMMT, KVLU, and WFHB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 26:33
  • Purchases: 3
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Gospel star Mahalia Jackson used fried chicken to push for economic empowerment in the black community.

Bought by WMMT, KVLU, and WFHB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Visit Fiesta Fest in De Queen, Arkansas, for sopes, mangonadas, and norteño tunes.

Bought by WMMT, KVLU, and WFHB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 23:05
  • Purchases: 3
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Delta blues found its voice and audience on KFFA’s King Biscuit Time, a daily broadcast out of Helena, Arkansas.

Bought by WMMT, KVLU, and WFHB


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Head to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for a taste of Dollywood.

Bought by KVLU, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and WMMT


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:51
  • Purchases: 3
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Twenty-one years after Eugene Walter's death, why don’t more people know about Mobile's consummate character?

Bought by KVLU and WDBM


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 25:37
  • Purchases: 2
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What do restaurant menus have to say about the identity of a restaurant or the point of view of the chef? It turns out, menus are more nuanced and ...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 20:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Can cookbooks be a vehicle for social change? For Julia Turshen, the answer is yes.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 18:36
  • Purchases: 1