Gravy Blog Posts

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.

Going Whole Hog in Israel

On this episode of Gravy, we go global to explore the spread of a prolific Southern food to an unlikely place: pork barbecue in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

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”?