An Annual Food Tradition

An Annual Food Tradition

Hominy&FryBread

An Annual Food Tradition

Corn is a culturally significant annual to the Americas. For Misty Brecia Dreifuss, cooking traditional foods outside is key to maintaining a sense of identity and community within the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. As one of the first groups to plant maize, or corn, Misty and others reveal the cultural import of hominy and fry bread.

The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. They set a common table where black and white, rich and poor — all who gather — may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.

A member-supported non-profit, based at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture, Southern Foodways Alliance stage symposia, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, sponsor scholarship, mentor students, and publish great writing.

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