Pensacola Pay Dirt

“If the Luna settlement had succeeded, the southeast might have become part of New Spain.”

Hominy and Fry Bread

“This is how Choctaws forever have cooked… So, in order to keep it and being able to learn how to cook outdoors, and not move inside, not do the crockpot, not going to the can and opening it up. This is our culture.”

Reclaiming Native Ground on Gravy

For centuries, the bayous and lowlands of coastal Louisiana have fed the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe. But now, the land is disappearing, and the Pointe-au-Chien are joining together with other tribes to figure out what to do next.

Feast or Famine: Corn’s Role in America’s (Pre)History

Native Americans memorialized and celebrated the prominent role of corn in their lives through stories passed from grandmothers to granddaughters, in meals cooked around clan fires, through male voices raised in song, and in the rattle-shaking of female stomp dances.

Cornpone: A Borrowed Term for a Borrowed Staple

Sometimes, during the course of researching the relationship between language and culture, a single word or concept emerges that seems to carry with it the whole of history. Take “cornpone.”

Gravy Episode 1 is Live!

Every other Thursday, we’ll serve you up a new audio story exploring the South through the lens of food.