The 14th annual Southern Foodways Symposium officially begins today in Oxford, Miss., and over the course of the next three days, a small passel of historians, chefs, writers and farmers will dig deep into this year’s theme: the Cultivated South.

Sean Brock in Charleston, SC. (Christopher Shane)

Brock, coincidentally, will be speaking today on the return of the olive in the South. This is just a coincidence, right?

Regardless. I’ll be here for the symposium, Tweeting under the hashtag #foodways (as will other attendees). You can follow along on Twitter or in the box below.