This Southern Food Alliance program, run by W&M History doctoral student Catharine Roeber and Hanna Raskin, sounds fantastic. From the site:
"Our three-day interactive tours chase America's signature dishes across the map, stalking the best expositions of the land's bounty from church basements and home kitchens to humble roadside cafes and white-tableclothed bistros. Every tour features commentary from respected scholars and hands-on workshops. We aim to craft tours which are fun, convivial, educational and inspirational."
The next trip gets to the bottom of Kentucky bourbon. Check it out!