Gravy is splashed twice inside the 2017 edition of Best Food Writing, edited by Holly Hughes.
When most people sit down to enjoy a pour of whiskey, they aren’t thinking about where the grain that it is made with comes from, nor do they think much about how it’s produced agriculturally. Learn how High Wire Distilling does things differently in today’s Gravy podcast.
Henry Rice was born in Helvetia, West Virginia in 1978. He is the son of Catherine Irene Mailloux and grandson of Eleanor Mailloux, the co-founder of the Hutte, the local restaurant. He cooks for the Hutte Sunday buffet.
Diane Betler was born in Pendleton County, West Virginia and came to Helvetia as a child to live with her adopted mother Margaret Koerner, an immigrant from Germany. Ms. Koerner was a skilled home cook from her Diane learned many traditional recipes, including yeast-raised doughnuts.
Cecelia Smith is part of the Pickens Improvement and Historical Society, the Farm Women’s Club, and occasionally volunteers at the Hutte Restaurant in Pickens, West Virginia.
Zhenia Martinez co-owns Las Delicias, a Latino panaderia (bakery) on Charlotte’s Central Avenue.
Majid Amoorpour was born in Iran. He left with his family, to escape the Iraq-Iran Wars in 1980, moving to Sweden where he was introduced to a whole new world of tastes.
Juan Sanchez Gonzalez co-owns Carnitas Guanajuato with his wife, Rosario Vásquez Reyes. Mr. Gonzalez is from Dolores Hidalgo in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He was only twelve years old the first time he cooked them, helping his dad fry up the pork and sell it to folks at jaripeos, which are bull-riding events.
Izzat Freitekh was born inside Old City Jerusalem, Israel, as was his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. In 2007, when political tensions grew in Jerusalem, Mr. Freitekh made the decision to move his family of eight to the United States. He chose Charlotte to be close to his son, Tariq.