2007 Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award –
Elizabeth Scott, Scott’s Hot Tamales
Each fall, the SFA, with support from the Fertel Foundation, honors an unsung hero or heroine, a foodways tradition bearer of note, with the Ruth Fertel Keeper of the Flame Award.
We pay homage in two ways: We commission a documentary film and we make a monetary contribution.
In 2007 we honored Elizabeth Scott of Scott’s Hot Tamales in Greenville, MS.
- Read Elizabeth Scott’s oral history here.
- Meet more Ruth Fertel Keepers of the Flame here.