We are right smack dab in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, two holidays filled with family and, more importantly, food. So, sticking to that theme, we’re publishing a panel from early this past October featuring four authors who focus on southern foodways. The event was sponsored by the Southern Foodways Alliance, the UGA Press, the UGA History Department, Grady College of Journalism, Willson Center for Humanities, and UGA Libraries.
The panelists are:
André Joseph Gallant, author of A High Low Tide: The Revival of a Southern Oyster, whose book tells the story of a changing southeastern coast, the bounty within its waters, and what the future may hold for the area and its fishers;
Julian Rankin, author of Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta, who records the experiences, family, and struggles of Ed Scott Jr., a prolific farmer in the Mississippi Delta and the first ever nonwhite owner and operator of a catfish plant in the nation;
Thomas Ward, contributor of the new forward to Still Hungry in America. While the book was originally published in 1969, its content still resonates today;
and Sara Camp Milam, co-author of The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails and Managing Editor of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
The podcast features a portion of the Southern Foodways Alliance’s podcast Gravy, Shirlette Ammons reading her poem “Foodstamps” from the just-released poetry anthology, Vinegar and Char: Verse from the Southern Foodways Alliance. You can listen to the rest of Gravy‘s episode here.
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