Chef Kevin Mitchell actively engages with the study of foodways, the preservation of southern ingredients, the history of African American chefs, and food justice with the Slow Food movement.
“There is no place in the world that can compare with Louisiana in cooking, except Paris, and we can do just as well here as the cooks do there.” ~Nellie Murray, March 18, 1894
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.
The new episode of Gravy tells the story of two Charleston dinner parties, 150 years apart, that take on race relations in the South.