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Potlikker Film Festival
held in Atlanta

by Ruksana Hussain

January 29, 2007 (ATLANTA)—The Southern Foodways Alliance's first Potlikker Film Festival was held on Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Sweetwater Brewing in Midtown Atlanta.

The event was a showing of three documentary shorts highlighting Southern traditions and foodways by Joe York. Premiering at the festival were:

  • Marsaw - a piece on a famous New Orleans bartender
  • Whole Hog - BBQ pit masters who refuse to take the easy way to serve their best
  • Hot Chicken - famous Nashville restaurant serving fried chicken served spicy hot, unlike anything else

Food from local star chefs was served at the festival, while Sweetwater Brewery poured plenty of beer. (Note to self: DONT MISS THIS NEXT YEAR!)

The Southern Foodways Alliance is part of the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture, and a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and preserving the region's food heritage. Director John T. Edge periodically writes about that topic for the Atlanta Journal/Constitution. He is also the resident documentarian for Southern Foodways and is currently shooting a piece on the Willie Mae Scotch House restaurant rebuilding in New Orleans.