Alabama in Fourteen Foods

Foster Dickson is a writer, editor, and teacher in Montgomery, Alabama. He is the author of Closed Ranks, the editor of Nobody’s Home and level:deepsouth, and the coordinator of the Fitzgerald Museum’s annual Literary Contest.

The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods by Emily Blejwas is now available from University of Alabama Press. The book was published in July 2019 and is accompanied by Foster’s curriculum guide, which contains lesson plans and other resources to help teachers use the book in the classroom.

From the publisher’s description: The Story of Alabama in Fourteen Foods explores well-known Alabama  food traditions to reveal salient histories of the state in a new way. In this book that is part history, part travelogue, and part cookbook, Emily Blejwas pays homage to fourteen emblematic foods, dishes, and beverages, one per chapter, as a lens for exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of the state.”