A Charleston Feast for Reconciliation

In 1865, at the end of the Civil War, an unusual dinner party was held in Charleston that brought white and black residents together. In this episode of Gravy, producer Philip Graitcer brings us the story of that dinner, and how it’s still resonating today.

Fried Chicken: A Complicated Comfort Food

Ask anyone to name one Southern food, and you’ll likely hear two words: Fried Chicken. But there is more going on with this staple of the Southern table than you might think.

Dee Dee’s Kitchen

Delia “Dee Dee” Katz was a cook by profession. She was African American, and she worked for four generations of my white, Jewish family for nearly 50 years.

Counter Histories Film Series

The film series Counter Histories documents the 1960s struggle to desegregate Southern restaurants.

A Story of Food & Pollution in Gravy Ep. 38

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.

The SFA Take: Table Talk

To fulfill the SFA’s mission, we must talk politics, religion, race, gender, economics, and social justice at the table.