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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123 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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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
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From Punchin' the Dough to Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia, music has long included songs about labor.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :00
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Gravy explores how some food festivals can hurt the chefs they're meant to help.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :00
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Fred Reggie and his daughter, Simone, share how they’ve peppered traditional Lebanese recipes with Cajun lagniappe.

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 22:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Visit Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to hear this story about finding extraordinary things in ordinary places.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 24:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Patacón Latin Cuisine is a connection to home for the Latinx community on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and a favorite spot for Lafayette locals.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 23:51
  • Purchases: 1