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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Cajun Country fish fries are a Lenten tradition, as are seafood po-boys from Olde Time Grocery.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 19:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Ready for a Cajun Country Road Trip? Grab a link of boudin and bag of cracklins at a filling station.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 19:41
  • Purchases: 1
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In restaurants, economics and sexual harassment are intimately entwined. Restaurants, along with hotels, have the highest rates of sexual harassmen...

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 21:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Can Carolina Gold rice make a good sake? Hagood Coxe is determined to find out.

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 20:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Thousands of Southerners live in prisons. What are we feeding them? About a third of them are imprisoned in the South. As the population of incarc...

Bought by KVLU, WMMT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 3
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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