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Southern Foodways Alliance Gains Global Distinction

International travel magazine Travel and Leisure has recognized the Southern Foodways Alliance, an institute of the University of Mississippi, as one of 16 global organizations making outstanding efforts in cultural and resource preservation.

The publication selected the SFA – housed in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture – for a 2009 Travel and Leisure Global Vision Award because of its efforts to preserve culinary heritage.

“An exuberant champion of Southern food culture – from its barbecue pit masters and bourbon distilleries to its butterscotch-pie breakfasts and deviled-egg competitions – the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates and records the regions’ diverse gastronomic landscape through documentary films, books and not-for the-calorie-shy field trips and events,” the magazine reported.

For more information on SFA events and projects, visit To see the complete list of Travel and Leisure 2009 Global Vision Award winners, go toˍpage=1