Hot Tamale Trail

The Tamale Trail at Ten

In 2005, oral historian and photographer Amy C. Evans set out to document the tamale culture of the Mississippi Delta for the SFA.

Nothing Coral Can Stay

In honor of a good season, here’s Cleta Ellington describing her family’s crawfish boil ritual as only she can.

Dee Dee’s Kitchen

Robin Amer follows up on Gravy podcast “The Last Jews of Natchez,” complicating the history of black women cooking in the south.

A Helping of Gravy: Meat

Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, I didn’t know anyone who didn’t eat meat.