John Kessler talks about the trials of being an objective reviewer; Cynthia R. Greenlee recalls lessons learned from her father; Wayne Curtis writers of tall tales and cocktails, and Regina N. Bradley ponders food as genealogy.
Gustavo Arellano talks Mexican diasporas, meet the Greeks of Birmingham through oral histories, and a special behind-the-scenes delve into The Potlikker Papers. Jennifer V. Cole guest edits this issue of Gravy.
With this issue of Gravy, the SFA welcomes a new associate editor: Osayi Endolyn. Examine the corn-fed South with features by 2016 SFA Fall Symposium speakers Elizabeth Engelhardt, Matt Bondurant, and Regina N. Bradley.
Gravy 61 (Fall 2016) Table of Contents: First Helpings—Sara Camp Milam, Managing Editor All-Star Cuisine—Gustavo Arellano When Sicily Came to Charlotte—Cynthia Joyce Malnourished—Tanya M. Peres A Lifetime of Barbecue in Selma—Meredith Bethune Slaw Abiding Citizens—Emily Hilliard Can I Get a Witness?—David Dark A Parable of Produce—Martha Park Beans and Franks for a Motherless Girl—Caroline Leland … Continued
In this issue of Gravy, the SFA explores taters and empathy in Asheville, NC, catfish as a cash crop in the MS Delta, and tries to pin down both “Hoppin’ John” and hushpuppies.
The writers and characters in this issue find solace in fried corn, cheese dip, collard greens, and whole-hog barbecue.
Mahalia Jackson’s glori-fried chicken, peaches and civil rights in Georgia, and more.
Featuring stories from North Carolina.
The best of summer sipping.