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
- 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
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.