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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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
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With the Lee Brothers as our guides, we step behind the scenes of the catering world.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 23:26
  • Purchases: 1
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In an era where chef-driven, trend-surfing restaurants are the norm, how does an old-school institution like Upperline thrive? Owner JoAnn Clevenge...

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 25:05
  • Purchases: 1
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As Charlotte works to rebrand itself as a destination for food and drink, it has to choose which stories to tell.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 23:03
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At the FARM Café in Boone, North Carolina, diners can pay $10 for meal—or they can pay nothing. The restaurant, one of dozens of its kind, follows ...

Bought by WMMT and KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
  • Purchases: 2
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In the United States, home-cooked meals with family are revered almost to the point of fetishization. Dinners are seen as moral imperatives for hap...

Bought by WMMT and KVLU


  • Added: Aug 15, 2019
  • Length: 24:02
  • Purchases: 2