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Art, literature, and good eats abound on a weekend getaway to Oxford, Mississippi

It may seem odd to call a town of 23,000 a cultural destination. But Oxford, Mississippi, is indeed a place of deep and enduring culture. Square Books, which opened on the historic courthouse square in 1979, is one of the nation’s top booksellers. Vishwesh Bhatt, an Indian immigrant at the helm of Oxford’s Snackbar, was a 2018 James Beard finalist for Best Chef in the South.

How an Atlantan photographer, Angie Mosier, wants to reshape our perceptions of Southern cuisine

New York City–based chef Marcus Samuelsson will release a cookbook called A Moving Feast: Recipes and Stories of Soul Food’s Journey North. Through the lens of food, it will share accounts of the Great Migration. Nearly every one of the more than 100 images in the book will have been captured by photographer Angie Mosier, a lifelong Atlantan who is preternaturally talented, excessively humble, and unmistakably white.

Chai Pani owner celebrates Indian chefs with Brown in the South dinner series

Chai Pani owner Meherwan Irani and Vishwesh Bhatt of Snackbar in Oxford, Mississippi, created the Brown in the South supper series as a way to spotlight Indian chefs living and working in the South. And the first dinner at Chai Pani in January was a sold-out success.

Krista and Jerry Slater are consulting on a new restaurant: City Pharmacy

The couple behind H. Harper Station recently launched a new hospitality consultancy called Flying Pig Hospitality. One of their first projects is consulting on City Pharmacy, a new restaurant located in an actual former pharmacy in Covington's downtown square that dates back to the late 1920s.
John T. Edge

In his most ambitious book yet, John T. Edge explores the question, “What is Southern food?”

The Potlikker Papers is a food history of the modern South, “the South that awakes from slumber in 1955 when the cooks and maids in Montgomery step off the buses and begin walking to work, rejecting Jim Crow,” says Edge.

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The essential Twitter and Instagram guide to the best local events, food porn, and stories

Anything is possible with punch and pork: Reflections on the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium

Evan Mah reflects on his first time at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium, held in Oxford, Mississippi last weekend.

Southern Foodways Symposim in Oxford, Mississippi

The Southern Foodways Alliance is a national authority on our region’s cuisine, and nowhere is this more apparent than at the nonprofit’s annual symposium.

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