Our friends at Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts are putting on a Southern shindig, and boy am I excited. I’ve been such a fan of SFA and have learned so much from their website, blog, cookbooks and food writings—y’all just wouldn’t believe it. I recommend any of their publications heartily.
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, we stage symposia on food culture, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, and publish compendiums of great writing. In the Atlantic Monthly, Corby Kummer dubbed the SFA “this country’s most intellectually engaged (and probably most engaging) food society.”
From the Verge’s website:
Join us on Thursday, September 29, for an evening of delicious food, music, and short films promoting Southern food and culture. Doors open at 6:30pm for cocktails and live music followed by a Southern food tasting menu created by Jaymes Luu of Fat Face. After dinner Verge Movie Night Co-curator Becky Grunewald will present a shorts program of Southern Foodways Alliance films promoting Southern food culture. This will be a fantastic night of food, music, films, and fun! Read on for more about the Southern Foodways Alliance and we’ll see you at dinner!
Get tickets now before they sell out….and hope to see y’all there!
Verge Celebrates Southern Foodways!