The author, poet, mother, and native Kentuckian was transformed by the communal experience of simply preparing and eating food with other women. So occasionally, she gathers a group of women for dinner.
Listen to “The Wise Family at Work: A Sound Portrait” on Gravy podcast. John Biewen of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies produced this episode.
Born in 1976 in Pharr, Texas, Gladys Martinez grew up with great respect for corn and the savvy that made it possible to sustain a business. It wasn’t long before she became a masa expert.
When you sit down for a meat and three in Montgomery, Alabama, say at the Davis Café, you choose from the menu and you get one plate all for you, but at a Korean table in Montgomery – or anywhere – your plates are all shared. And there are many of them. Meat and six or seven, you might say.
Adrian Miller’s The President’s Kitchen Cabinet aims to fill in the “historical silhouettes” of the black culinary figures whose influence he noted while researching his first book.
Leah Chase talks of seven decades at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans.