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Dinner on The Wild Side! Visiting Chef Event October 21 (Event Canceled)

3 Oct

By now you know that when EatingOxford.com puts on a food event, it needs to stand out from the pack.

The Wild Game & Fish Dinner on Sunday, October 21, at Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill will be one of these events.

Wild Game & Fish Dinner
Sunday, October 21, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Colonel’s Quarters at Castle Hill, 120 Castlehill Dr., Oxford, MS

Jesse Griffiths, a chef and author based in Austin, Texas, will, like many others, be in Oxford soon for the Southern Foodways Symposium. While he’s here, he’ll be teaming up with EatingOxford.com to cook all of us dinner and sign his new book Afield: A Chef’s Guide to Preparing and Cooking Wild Game and Fish!

Joining Jesse will be local hunters and a fisherman, including Brad Solomon from Old Thyme Farms and James R. Davis, who will be supplying Jesse with proteins (duck, doves, wild boar, venison) and fish. All will be at the event and available for questions. In addition, fruits and vegetables to be used in main courses and sides will be obtained from farmer’s markets around Oxford.

An Afield-inspired cocktail—sponsored by Cathead Vodka—will be offered to guests to kick off the evening, and the Colonel’s Quarters bar will remain open throughout the evening for those interested in purchasing additional libations.

A portion of the events proceeds will go to support the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.

Seating is limited; reserve your tickets and books early!

Tickets Starting at $65
Additional info: liz@eatingoxford.com

14th Annual SFA Symposium Sold Out

14 Oct

credit: Kate Medley/Devin Cox

As expected, the 14th Annual Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) Symposium, to take place October 28-30 has sold out. The theme this year is The Cultivated South and will revolve around the culture of agriculture.

If you weren’t able to secure your tickets to this year’s symposium, there’s a waiting list in the event of cancellations as well as special events and dinners that may still be open.

Full details can be found at the SFA website here.

SFA Viking Range Lecture Tuesday Night

19 Sep

The Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) Fourth Annual Viking Range lecture will feature James E. McWilliams, author of three books, most recently Just Food: How Locavores Are Endangering the Future of Food and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little Brown, June 2009). McWilliams is also an associate professor of history at Texas State University and a recent fellow in the Agrarian Studies Program at Yale University.

The lecture will be held Tuesday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Tupelo Room of the Barnard Observatory at the University of Mississippi. The event is free and open to the public. For more information email sfaevents@olemiss.edu.

SFA Podcasts on Broadcastr

5 Mar

The Southern Foodways Alliance is now sharing its complete audio library of oral food histories on broadcastr.com. As of today, you’ll find 60 interviews available on the site, including an engaging 2005 interview with Michael Smith at The Columns Hotel in New Orleans.

When you arrive at the site, simply type “sfa” in the search field at the top and  you’ll find all of the SFA audio files, which will play continuously once you start the first one.

As the collection of podcasts grows, more will be added, so be sure to bookmark the site!

Free Lecture: Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

18 Sep

This upcoming Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. inside the Nutt Auditorium at Ole Miss The Southern Foodways Alliance will host its third annual Viking Range Lecture.

The lecture is free and open to the public and will explore Andrew F. Smith’s forthcoming work, Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

Andrew F. Smith is a writer and lecturer on food and culinary history. He teaches Culinary History at the New School in Manhattan.  Smith serves as the general editor for the Reaktion Books Edible Series, and is past Chair of The Culinary Trust, the philanthropic partner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). He is the Editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, and the Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. He is author or editor of 15 other books, including this forthcoming work.

For more about Smith, see his website here.

Dr. Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies, will introduce and welcome Mr. Smith to campus.  Dr. John R. Neff, director of the Center for Civil War Research and Associate Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, will moderate discussion and questions following the lecture.

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