The new episode of Gravy tells the story of two Charleston dinner parties, 150 years apart, that take on race relations in the South.
Fried chicken has been the vehicle for the economic empowerment of a whole group of people, and the accessory to an ugly racial stereotype.
Robin Amer follows up on Gravy podcast “The Last Jews of Natchez,” complicating the history of black women cooking in the south.
There’s a reason that the lunch counter sit-ins of the early 1960s attained that rare distinction of being both symbolic and effective: they highlighted the soullessness, the spiritual meagerness, the plain old cussedness of withholding food from folks.
In case you haven’t been binge watching the show this article is primarily about chapter twenty-two but includes references up to chapter thirty-one and contains spoilers. * * * “Do you think I’m a hypocrite? Well you should. I wouldn’t disagree with you. The road to power is paved with hypocrisy …and casualties. Never regret.” … Continued
We have conceived an operetta that illustrates the “double consciousness” of African American life by telling the tragic and true story of the waiter Booker Wright…
Inspired by the possibilities of Freedom Summer, MFK Fisher came to Mississippi teach at Piney Woods School, south of Jackson. That experiment in activism did not go well for Fisher.
Here is a meditation of Edna Lewis, the New York city restaurant Cafe Nicholson, restaurant laborer pay, and the new book, Behind the Kitchen Door.
Historian Rebecca Sharpless has published an op-ed that adds another layer of historical context to the Paula Deen story.