Southern Foodways Alliance

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The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. We set a common table where black and white, rich and poor — all who gather — may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.

A member-supported non-profit, based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, we stage symposia, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and publish great writing. Donations from generous individuals, foundations, and companies fund our good work.

Series

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85 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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In restaurants, economics and sexual harassment are intimately entwined. Restaurants, along with hotels, have the highest rates of sexual harassmen...

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

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 20:06
  • Purchases: 1
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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 PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:34
  • Purchases: 1
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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 WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 19:43
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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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 West Virginia Public Broadcasting and WMMT


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 24:51
  • Purchases: 2