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.
• 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 southernfoodways.org for more information.