Southern Foodways Alliance 2012 Symposium Focuses on Barbecue, Announces Lineup




The theme of this year's Southern Foodways Alliance Symposium in Oxford, Mississippi, October 19-21, is one near and dear to many around these parts: Barbecue: An Exploration of Pitmaster, Places, Smoke, and Sauces.

Among the highlights:
Cozy Andrew Michael Corner Lunch, with cooking by Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman of Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen/Hog & Hominy and honoring Desiree Robinson of Cozy Corner.

• An appearance by Eddie Huang, outspoken New York chef and writer, who will take on "barbecue, bao, and Taiwanese-Southern identity."

Good Eats smart guy Alton Brown talks about What Happens Between Those Ribs?

Lincoln-Douglas Barbecue Debate with Wright Thompson of ESPN and Brett Martin of GQ.

Tickets go on sale August 1st and always sell out. Cost is $595 and includes all meals and lectures. Symposium attendees must be members of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Go to for more information.

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