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.
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.
Foodways surround both the cultural history around tobacco-growing and some farmers’ hopes for its replacement.
Ree Ree Wei and several other teenagers began recording audio on Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, thanks to producer Alix Blair, who ran a week-long workshop for them.
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.
Dana Bialek reports from Huntsville, Alabama on the moon landing, Nazi use of forced labor in concentration camps, and schnitzel in the Deep South.