Meet Mary Helen Montgomery, who will share fish (camp) tales on the next Gravy podcast.
No cheese dip, no dollops of sour cream, no burritos, no fajitas…
In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, an unusual dinner party was held in Charleston that brought white and black residents together. In this episode of Gravy, producer Philip Graitcer brings us the story of that dinner, and how it’s still resonating today.
Ask anyone to name one Southern food, and you’ll likely hear two words: Fried Chicken. But there is more going on with this staple of the Southern table than you might think.
Fish swimming right up to a beach? Stacks of crabs, just waiting to be caught? People gigging dozens and dozens of flounder, all in a few hours? It seemed like something out of a science fiction movie.
This piece originally appeared in Gravy (Spring 2016).