Southern Foodways Alliance

Inside the Boat: Redeye Gravy

If there’s one condiment Southerners treat with great respect, it’s gravy. So much so that the Southern Foodways Alliance named its quarterly journal after the savory dressing. For the next four weeks, Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook, will share her favorite gravy recipes in the SFA series Inside the Boat. If we were to describe redeye gravy to people from another […]

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Inside the Boat: Chocolate Gravy

If there’s one condiment Southerners treat with great respect, it’s gravy. So much so that the Southern Foodways Alliance named its quarterly journal after the savory dressing. For the next four weeks, Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook, will share her favorite gravy recipes in the SFA series Inside the Boat. The idea of chocolate gravy leaves no one unmoved. Some people […]

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Inside the Boat: Cornmeal Gravy

If there’s one condiment Southerners treat with great respect, it’s gravy. So much so that the Southern Foodways Alliance named its quarterly journal after the savory dressing. For the next four weeks, Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook, will share her favorite gravy recipes in the SFA series Inside the Boat. If you want to know how to make a tasty and […]

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Inside the Boat: Turkey Gravy

If there’s one condiment Southerners treat with great respect, it’s gravy. So much so that the Southern Foodways Alliance named its quarterly journal after the savory dressing. For the next four weeks, Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook, will share her favorite gravy recipes in the SFA series Inside the Boat.

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In Florida, Ice Cream is a Catalyst for Change

Five mornings a week, Lauren O’Bryan picks up milk at 4:30 am from Cindale Farms, the dairy her family owns and operates in the North Florida town of Marianna. She then drives the milk to her kitchen and starts churning cream. Lauren’s new enterprise, Southern Craft Creamery, makes good use of local produce and regional farms. She works a long […]

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Cookbook Marginalia: A Family History in Shorthand and Scribbles

“A few greasy looking smears and next to them, written in soft pencil by a beautiful girl  I could tell, whom I would never meet- ‘Pardon the egg salad stains, but I’m in love.’” From Marginalia by Billy Collins I am the daughter of a librarian. Growing up, the leaning stacks of novels and winding shelves of yellowing flea-market hardbacks were like siblings. […]

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Cake vs. Pie? You be the Judge

Thanks to the good folks at Production Design Associates in Charleston, South Carolina, we are pleased to share video of Kim Severson and Kat Kinsman’s cake vs. pie debate in its entirety. The Lincoln-Douglas style debate took place at our 16th Southern Foodways Symposium on October 5 and was ultimately declared a tie. Now you can be the judge. So what’s the […]

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Alzina Toups, Keeper of the Flame

Each fall, the Southern Foodways Alliance, with support from the Fertel Foundation, honors an unsung hero or heroine of traditional Southern foodways with the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award. This year’s Keeper of the Flame is Alzina Toups of Galliano, Louisiana, who has quietly built a devoted following for the traditional Cajun fare she serves out of her no-frills […]

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Women at Work: Diane Roberts

The Southern Foodways Alliance will host its 16th annual Southern Foodways Symposium called “Women at Work” on October 4-6 in Oxford, Mississippi. While much attention has focused on women as stewards of home and hearth, the SFA asks how these farmers, artisans, and cooks built businesses and forged identities outside the domestic sphere. This year’s symposium is sold out, but the SFA will blog about […]

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Women at Work: Kat Kinsman and Kim Severson

The Southern Foodways Alliance will host its 16th annual Southern Foodways Symposium called “Women at Work” on October 4-6 in Oxford, Mississippi. While much attention has focused on women as stewards of home and hearth, the SFA asks how these farmers, artisans, and cooks built businesses and forged identities outside the domestic sphere. This year’s symposium is sold out, but the SFA will blog about […]

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