Thomas Ward, author of Out In The Rural, will speak at the University of Mississippi April 19th, 2017.
Far from being just a local celebrity vegetable, the Vidalia onion’s story bridges continents and involves far more twists and turns than one might expect.
Michael Twitty speaks on the genealogy and mythology of corn among black and native American peoples in early America at SFA’s 19th annual Southern Foodways Symposium.
In the new episode of Gravy, we dig into the Southern-ness of Coke: how being from this region shaped the soft drink—and how the soft drink shaped the South.
Booker Wright, a black waiter from Greenwood, Mississippi, became an unlikely Civil Rights hero.
On the new Gravy: Laine Kaplan Levenson brings us a story of family entrepreneurship, immigration… and dried shrimp.
The subterranean world of the coal miner involves complicated logistics for eating lunch, related to larger trends of labor, the economy, and energy use.
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.
It’s hard to imagine that Mossville, Louisiana was once known as a kind of Eden, a place where all the residents gardened, hunted, and fished to support themselves. Today, industry dominates the landscape.