Author to Discuss Her Investigation into the Nation’s Food Industry

Tracie McMillian slated for public lecture Monday at Ford Center

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi’s Center for Writing and Rhetoric and the Southern Foodways Alliance have teamed up to co-host a lecture next week by award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan on the realities of our country’s food industry. The lecture, at 7 p.m. Monday (Feb. 25) in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for theRead the story …

Travel and Leisure: The Mississippi Delta’s Small-Town Culture

The university’s intellectual spin-off is evident everywhere in the community. Films, lecture series, and symposia underwritten by the CSSC draw a diverse crowd of academics and enthusiasts. Read the story  

New Food Professorship Gets Support From Atlanta Couple

Donation will help endow professorship in expanding academic area

OXFORD, Miss. – Kristie and Charles Abney of Atlanta have made a major gift to the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, to help meet the goal of endowing a professorship in the growing academic study of foodways. “We made the gift because weRead the story …

Washington Post: Joe York says barbecue boils down to hard work

When he attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, Joe York, 35, had no idea he was about to become a documentarian of living anthropology. Read the story

CNN Eatocracy: The Southern Foodways Symposium kicks off

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Chicago Sun Times: Southern foods is about much more than just the eats

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NPR: Food Truck Cookbook Tracks Best Meals Served On Wheels

Southern food historian and writer John T. Edge set off on a road trip to discover what mobile chefs were cooking up, and came back with The Truck Food Cookbook — part recipe collection, part travelogue, and part social analysis of the food truck frenzy. Listen to the story

ABC News: Food alliance documents, debates Southern cuisine

Geno Lee has dedicated his life to carrying on his great-grandfather’s tradition of serving Mississippi-style tamales and pig ear sandwiches. But it wasn’t until the Southern Foodways Alliance contacted him to make a documentary short about his restaurant that Lee fully realized the Big Apple Inn’s place in the history of Southern cuisine. Read theRead the story …

Washington Post: Food alliance examines rich history and culture underlying Southern cuisine

“In many ways, food is a nonthreatening entry point to speaking about bigger issues like race, class, gender and identity,” said John T. Edge, a food writer and director of the SFA. Read the story

Southern Foodways Alliance Supported by Order of the Okra

OXFORD, Miss. – Okra has long been the quintessential Southern food, a vegetable so versatile that it can be deep-fried in batter, boiled with tomatoes, pickled in brine or tossed into a big pot of simmering gumbo, bringing a unique and unmistakable flavor to every dish. Now it has a new role in Southern culinaryRead the story …