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When Sicily Came to Charlotte

by Cynthia Joyce (Gravy, Fall 2016) “You’re from Charlotte?” the waiter asks. “I never meet anyone here who’s actually from Charlotte.” I am having lunch with my parents at Kid Cashew, a newish tapas spot in the Dilworth neighborhood. (I’ve chosen not to order the restaurant’s signature cocktail, Goat’s Breast Milk, which is made with … Continued

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Glori-fried and Glori-fied

Mahalia Jackson entered into respectability through the shaming kitchen door, kicking the door down as she stepped.

Tobacco leaves drying in an old barn in North Carolina, USA

The Golden Leaf: Tobacco Farming in North Carolina

On the next episode of Gravy, freelance writer and audio producer Jen Nathan Orris takes us to North Carolina, where the ubiquitous tobacco fields of the past—and the food traditions they engendered—are undergoing a transformation.