Gravy Blog Posts

A heifer at the Edwards farm west of Nashville. When they retire, the Edwards will struggle deciding whether to sell their property to other farmers or to developers for a higher price.

Farmer’s Blues

The process of acquiring arable land is not as simple as it used to be — and it’s especially daunting for first-generation farmers.

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Get Help

When was the last time a random diner assumed they naturally knew more than you about what you wanted to eat or drink—and told you as much?

Courtesy of Jim Peppler.

Bottom of the Pot

We know we’re biased, but we think this project is a soaring, powerful contribution to the conversation about our ever-changing region, told through the narratives of the farmers and cooks and waiters who did the work.

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Halal Memphis

This episode of Gravy takes us inside Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill to meet Mahmoud al-Hazaz, who made his home in the U.S. South after being forced to leave his native Syria.

Jonathan Green, The Reception, 1989.

The Landscape of my Ancestors

“Anytime you look into my work and you see a simple A-frame house with a porch on it, that’s my grandmother’s house. “