The Mutability of Maize

Rachel Laudan explores the mutability of corn, not only as as a foodstuff, but also in terms of its economic, political, religious, moral implications.

Edouardo Jordan’s Okra Stew

Edouardo Jordan served okra stew with duck confit, cornbread, and a poached egg at our 19th Southern Foodways Symposium.

Black Lightning

In conversation with poet Kevin Young, artist Jonathan Green discusses black bootlegging and its disappearance from the public imagination.

Carter Family Fold

Boardinghouse Breads

Elizabeth Engelhardt argues that boardinghouses in the antebellum South were liminal spaces, where country and city met, and hot breads fueled labors.