Posted: Aug 7, 2002 9:43 pm
if you've got 400 bucks to spare, you can hang out with cooks from Cozy Corner, Barbecue Shop, and JC Hardaway (?) (!) from the Big S Grill in October...
What: Barbecue: Smoke, Sauce and History, Southern Foodways Symposium.
Where: Barnard Observatory at University of Mississippi, Oxford.
When: Oct. 17-20
Cost: $360 for registration; $325 for members of the Southern Foodways Alliance, which is organizing the event.
More information: (662) 915-5993 or http://www.southernfoodways.com and click on SFA symposium.
According to the article:
J. C. Hardaway of Big S Grill on Dunnavant will be in a "dueling barbecue sandwich" lunch event with Devin Pickard of Papa KayJoe's in Centerville, Tenn.
Among the speakers at the three-day symposium are:
* Lolis Eric Elie, author of Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country, will discuss "barbecue geography: the taste of the place."
* Marcie Ferris will give a Southern Jewish perspective on barbecue. Ferris, a native of Arkansas, is writing a doctoral dissertation on food ways of Southern Jews.
* Jack Hitt, a native of Charleston S.C., will discuss sauces and race relations.
* Calvin Trillin, a barbecue lover from Kansas City, food book author and contributor to the New Yorker, will offer his "reflections of a hungry boy."