Every year, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum celebrates Southern Food Heritage Day on October 11! The culturally rich and delicious food of the Southern states deserves to be recognized and celebrated officially at least one day of the year. Southern food speaks to the essence of America: a convergence and coalescence of a variety of people from all over the world, each contributing their own ingredients and techniques to create a unique cuisine.
We think of this holiday as a chance to reconnect with family and friends and celebrate our country’s collective roots. We encourage you to take time this October 11 to cook up at least one Southern standby. If you need help, be sure to stop by the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library to explore the shelves full of great Southern cookbooks and recipes. Share the news with a friend by sending a postcard, now available in the SoFAB Pantry. Let us know what you're cooking by sharing photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and use #southernfoodheritageday. We can't wait to see what you're having.