Whole Hog Hamboree in Oxford

The great folks at the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council are putting on two great events next week. These events are the epitome of great events. Yes, they are SFA events, and they are barbecue events.

Monday’s event will be a free brown bag lunch with a speaker discussing whole hog barbecue. Covering everything from where to get the hog to what wood to use, this will be the culinary equivalent of a bible study.

For those of you unable to attend Pigging Out and About in Memphis, Friday night’s event will offer a second chance to hear Times-Picayune columnist Lolis Elie speak on barbecue and culture. There will be a screening of Joe York’s hilarious and informative film Whole Hog. Finally, the evening will also feature what I believe to be the greatest band on earth, the Rising Star Drum and Fife Band. With barbecue preaching and stirring music, this would be your culinary tent revival.

Here are the details from SFA and YAC.

Special Edition Brown Bag: How to Cook a Hog, by Tom Freeland
Monday, September 10, at noon in the Tupelo Room at Barnard Observatory

Hungry for BBQ? Come hear all about it, and get your mouth watering in time for next weekend’s WHOLE HOG HAMBOREE presented by the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.

Tom Freeland, BBQ lover (and local attorney), will present a special brown bag lecture at noon on Monday, 9/10, in the Tupelo Room at Barnard Observatory. Find out where to get a hog around here. Learn about the importance of wood flavorings. And get recommendations for choosing a BBQ buddy for this 24-hour-cooking-odyssey.

Next weekend, line up with us for some ‘cue, watch a screening of Whole Hog, and enjoy the music of the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band in Oxford.

Whole Hog Hamboree event details may be found online at http://www.oxfordarts.com/.

Information on the film Whole Hog, by the Southern Foodways Alliance and the Center for Documentary Projects, may be found at http://www.southernfoodways.com/films.shtml.

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2 thoughts on “Whole Hog Hamboree in Oxford

  • September 9, 2007 at 10:10 am

    Well, it was kinda surprising to find myself mentioned on your weblog!?! (Actually more than kind of surprising. An I-walking-through-the-mirror moment)

    I’ve been enjoying reading it for a couple of weeks, and thanks for the notice of the event. Will you be in Oxford for it?

  • September 10, 2007 at 6:52 pm

    I’m glad we could provide you with your dose of surrealism for the day. I was a bit worried about mentioning a lawyer. The last time we did we ended up with a carload of pies. I can’t imagine how we would fit a hog in the Prius.

    Unfortunately I was out of work most of last week, so I had to be there today. Fortunately we get to do a whole hog tour of west Tennessee with Joe York Saturday.

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog. We’ll post Pigging Out news next week.

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