Gravy Tamales for your Derby weekend

Early morning training at Fair Grounds Race Course Camp and Slots in New Orleans

Think the foods of the Kentucky Derby are ham biscuits and Derby Pie? Try tacos and tamales. Get ready for the Kentucky Derby this weekend by listening to an early episode of Gravy that takes you deep behind the scenes at Southern racetracks. There’s a lot more going back there than just grooming horses. And what the food workers eat is not what you might expect. This episode tells a story about the community of people who are now providing the bulk of the labor on racetracks around the South and the nation. Listen here. And consider making tamales for your Derby party!