Lolis Eric Elie recounts his own discovery of the South and explores how Southern culture currently risks being subsumed into a generic national norm.
This is how you fall in love (with cornbread).
Gravy tells the story of the South’s first Community Health Center, started in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, by Dr. Jack Geiger.
Sarah Reynolds takes us into the kitchens of Louise Frazier and Sandor Katz, to learn how fermenting vegetables has helped them both carry on through illness and aging.
On Harkers Island, home is saltwater in your blood and lazy days on the pizer. It’s hard work and having enough. Home is a place, battered and beautiful, with its simplicities and complications.
According to David Wondrich, the toddy is “the irreducible minimum of true mixology.”
In 2005, oral historian and photographer Amy C. Evans set out to document the tamale culture of the Mississippi Delta for the SFA.
Your power may mysteriously go out during every thunderstorm and a cavern-sized sinkhole might just materialize on your street one day, but you can rest assured that—come hell or high water—Monday night red beans will be cooked right on schedule.
“I said all along, talcum powder people owed the peach growers for growing peaches, ‘cause it just made the talcum powder business.”