As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.
We wanted the sign state not that all are welcome, but that you are welcome.
“I rotated the Plantation Pineapple bottle in my hands. The name dug at me.”
Change comes in many forms. During the spring in Alabama it sometimes comes from the horizon, a funnel-shaped cloud descended from the gray-slabbed sky.
Chef Jason Zygmont has a kickass resume and a distinctive culinary voice. But is that enough for the critics?
“We’re hoping you would make potato salad for the dinner. That’s like, a soul food specialty, right?”
My parents left Alabama, the place. They made good lives in Detroit. But they never left Alabama, the ideal.
“Fourth of July dinner isn’t much different now than it was in 1962, when there was nothing green on the table but those Homer Laughlin plates.”