Nowruz: Rebirth, Renewal, and Repast

Nowruz, or Persian New Year, is an annual secular festival timed to the spring equinox. Feasts served over thirteen days in March celebrate rebirth, renewal, and the rewarding complexities of life.

Family Recipes

Celestia Morgan’s images are part of her “Family Recipes” series, a collection of photographs which explores the nostalgia and physical pull of recipes as a generational connector and reinforces the determined effort required to make them last.

The Value of Southern Food

As he researched the influence and reputation of world cuisines, Dr. Krishnendu Ray noted that Southern food takes a beating. In this interview for Gravy, Ray shares his thoughts on Southern food’s place and future.

The Birmingham Greeks

From souvlaki to hot dogs, baklava to snapper throats, and barbecue to meat-and-threes, the South and Greece intertwine in Alabama.

Mobile’s Modern Soul

Would you call meatloaf, sandwiched with sautéed spinach and a fried egg, “soul food”? Or would you call okra, served as a side to soy-glazed grouper, “soul food”?

More Than Mere Mexicans

Most Mexican immigrants don’t consider themselves mexicanos. They’re more aligned by city, state, language, or even race.

Get Help

When was the last time a random diner assumed they naturally knew more than you about what you wanted to eat or drink—and told you as much?

Bottom of the Pot

We know we’re biased, but we think this project is a soaring, powerful contribution to the conversation about our ever-changing region, told through the narratives of the farmers and cooks and waiters who did the work.