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It’s Movie Night at Zingerman’s!

A Cinematic Journey Through Traditional Foodways

This coming Wednesday, June 3, 7pm, at Zingerman’s Events on 4th, we’re hosting the second annual Potlikker Film Festival which celebrates the works of documentary filmmaker, Joe York, who works out of the University of Mississippi Media and Documentary Projects, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The Center is the home of one of our favorite organizations, the Southern Foodways Alliance, and Joe has made several wonderful and engaging short films documenting companies like old diners, historic BBQ joints, and other rich parts of Southern food traditions. Here’s a quick preview film about Anson Mills in South Carolina:

The Potlikker Film Festival will be a celebration of Joe’s work for the SFA, and we’ll screen several of his award-winning short films. In addition to the films, guests will snack on dishes created using foods from the producers featured in Joe’s documentaries:


  • Country Ham with a Whiskey Orange Bourbon Glaze
  • Sea Island Red Flint Grits
  • Biscuits with Sorghum Molasses
  • Collard Greens
  • Hoppin’ John
  • Pimento Cheese and Celery
  • Buttermilk Bacon Salad
  • Heirloom Yellow Flint Popcorn

Joe came to visit Zingerman’s a couple of years ago. He brought his camera, of course. And a little while later, he sent us another short film. This is one of our favorites:

See you at the movies!

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