Birminghamians love to rave about our culinary prowess. (And, as often as we can, take advantage of it.)

But people from all over the South—nay, the country—come to Birmingham for the food scene too. And while they’re here, we like to teach them a few lessons in Southern cookin’. Other than perhaps Oxford, Miss., you’d be hard-pressed to find a city with more food passion per square mile.

That’s why we’re very, very excited that the fine folks at the Southern Foodways Alliance are presenting Food Media South, an all-encompassing culinary conference slated for February 27-28, 2015.

Tickets for the event will be $150 each, and they’ll go on sale November 18 through the SFA website. There are only 150 tickets up for grabs, so mark your calendars, everyone.

Formerly known as FoodBlogSouth, this new venture will be expanding significantly in its new form to include all types of media that spread the good word about good food.

For several years, FoodBlogSouth has invited Southern foodies of all kinds to Birmingham to celebrate our culinary heritage and educate each other on the latest trends and ideas in the food scene.

Now, as Food Media South, the platform will expand from primarily writers to other members of the media, with a particular emphasis on filmmakers.

The Southern Foodways Alliance team has been carrying this flag for years now, celebrating our rich and diverse food culture by bringing positive scholarship to classrooms, companies, and events throughout the country. They’ve developed quite a prowess for food documentaries over the years, and they’ve even got their own iPhone app.

With the full force of the SFA behind the mission of Food Media South, next year’s conference is set to be an invaluable experience for chefs, restaurateurs, and foodies of every caliber.

We’re proud to be a part of helping design a new look for Food Media South, and we can’t wait to become fully immersed in this experience and help tell the story of the South through our food.