Deep Fried Fortune

A poem by Sandra Beasley, inspired by the artwork of Brooke Hatfield.

Star Georgia Peaches Label

The Georgia Peach in Black and White

The Georgia peach is an icon, serving as shorthand for Southern beauty, hospitality, sweetness, and agrarian identity. Tom Okie shares how its roots sink deep into the messy racial politics of Southern history.

Indianola Sunrise

Sandra Beasley, author of three poetry collections and a memoir, contributed two poems to our winter issue of Gravy.

The Cornbread Question

In the late 1920s, a group of American linguists decided to undertake what is to date the largest survey of American English ever conducted. The ‘cornbread’ question elicited more than 390 distinct answers.

Gravy Goes Behind the Scenes at Motels

In the new episode of Gravy, though, we take a deep dive into the world of Indian-owned motels, and the food world they’ve maintained behind the scenes.

Sombreros Over The South

There are no debates about cultural respect or appropriation; tonight, everyone is a Mexican. That’s the magic of the sombrero—and its harm.

Some Like It Hotter

Sandra Beasley, author of three poetry collections and a memoir, contributed two poems to Gravy #58: Winter Reading.

Lagos or Bust

“Nothing just happens. These are things that I’ve always believed in, and everything you believe in finds expression in how you live.”