The subterranean world of the coal miner involves complicated logistics for eating lunch, related to larger trends of labor, the economy, and energy use.
I expected to miss Southern food in my new hometown. I did not expect to spy a funhouse version of it around every corner.
Next week’s podcast episode takes us into the mines of Alabama and inside the lunchbox of a coal miner.
In the 1960s, Piedmont Label boasted a booming art department. If something could be canned, Piedmont could label it: Brunswick stew from Georgia, oysters from Mississippi, gumbo from Louisiana, black-eyed peas from Tennessee, pet food from Washington, D.C.
In the new episode of Gravy, we tag alone with two young fruit explorers as they seek to learn about the past of Southern apples, and participate in its future.
Filipino food is not easily comparable to Chinese or Japanese food. Because the Spanish colonized the Philippines, we share dishes with Latin cultures—adobo, menudo, flan. Rice, always white, is a hallmark.