Where Credit is Due: Lawrence of Atlanta

Filmmaker Troy Stains documents the story of Atlanta-based valet parker and gourmet Lawrence Njuguna, who inspired this year’s New South Family Supper.

Food and Social Justice: Recapping Gravy Issue #53

This week, as all eyes are on the turmoil in Baltimore, is a good time to look back at the 53rd issue SFA’s award winning Gravy journal. Writers Angela Jill Cooley, John T Edge, Catarina Passidomo, Michael Oates Palmer, and the late Jake Adam York, along with photographer Josh Dudley Greer, all shared pieces that touched on the complex relationship between food and social justice.

Thanks to those who’ve given the Gravy podcast a great start!

The Gravy podcast is still quite new, and already we’re being honored for our work! As you might have seen, on Friday the James Beard Foundation selected us, along with our sibling Gravy print quarterly, as their Publication of the Year. Our early success has been possible because of the strong pieces by the producers … Continued

Thank you, Gravy magazine contributors

This summer I’ll mark my five-year anniversary as Gravy’s editor. I cannot overstate how grateful I am to the many, many people who help me make Gravy.

A Helping of Not-Quite-Gravy

If you know SFA, you know how we love our gravy. We named our quarterly journal for it (get yours by becoming a member). Then we named our podcast for it, too (Episode 12 hit headphones yesterday!). In fact, it’s the only food that has its own tab on our homepage. So when member and … Continued

A Helping of Gravy: A Democratic Way of Looking

Food, Drink, and Pop Culture in Southern Photography “I HAD THIS NOTION of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.” That’s how Memphis native William Eggleston, the color photography pioneer, describes his approach to capturing his surroundings. Eggleston’s primary-hued world of grocery-store parking lots, drive-in restaurants, … Continued

Coming Soon on Gravy: Bourbon Street

My first time on Bourbon Street was en route elsewhere. I’d avoided it every time I came to New Orleans, falling more and more deeply for this city, learning the little bars of the French Quarter that I loved, each for a different reason. Arnaud’s French 75 for its eponymous champagne cocktail, graciousness of service, … Continued