The Mississippi Delta has inspired writers, artists, and musicians. And cooks. Don’t forget the cooks. Spend time winding along the back roads and you’ll uncover culinary jewels: roadside hot tamale stands, Greek-owned cafés that specialize in fried quail, barbecue joints that stake their reputation on ribs, and filling stations that sell slices of sweet potato pie baked by somebody’s grandmother.
Over a plate of ribs and sauce, Delta folks will tell you stories. Stories about Highway 61, the Civil Rights Movement, King Cotton, writer Walker Percy or bluesman Robert Johnson. Stories that you would never have learned if you had not sat down to eat.
This project was funded, in part, by a grant from Viking Range Corporation.