Southern Foodways Alliance Shares Labor And Linkage Of Food With Birmingham Symposium

| February 15, 2019 @ 5:00 am

By Michael Tomberlin

John T. Edge hopes participants in the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) Winter Symposium in Birmingham on Feb. 9 left the Magic City with “new ideas in our heads and new foods in our bellies.”

As director of SFA, Edge knows the central role food plays in Southern culture.

“We think about food as a narrative. Food is a story we tell about this place, the American South,” he said. “We tell stories about the South, we just happen to use food as a way to do it.”

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