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Halal Memphis

Podcast

Chicken shawarma might not be the first food that comes to mind when you think of Memphis. This episode of Gravy takes us inside Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill to meet Mahmoud al-Hazaz, who made his home in the U.S. South after being forced to leave his native Syria.

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Corned Beef Sandwiches in the Delta

Podcast

It’s the season for communal meals, like Easter dinners and Passover Seders. In the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, members of the Hebrew Union Congregation synagogue have been hosting a community meal on the past 130 years. It brings together hundreds of Jews and gentiles from all over the Delta to share a corned beef on rye.

Island Road connects Pointe-au-Chien with Isle de Jean Charles. At high tide, the road can be completely covered with water, making it impassable for school buses. Photo by Edmund D. Fountain.

Reclaiming Native Ground

Podcast

For centuries, the bayous and lowlands of coastal Louisiana have fed the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe. From cattle to crabs, oranges to okra, the fertile landscape provided almost everything they needed to eat. But now, the land is disappearing, and the Pointe-au-Chien are joining together with other tribes to figure out what to do next. [Watch … Continued