The subterranean world of the coal miner involves complicated logistics for eating lunch, related to larger trends of labor, the economy, and energy use.
Next week’s podcast episode takes us into the mines of Alabama and inside the lunchbox of a coal miner.
Dana Bialek reports from Huntsville, Alabama on the moon landing, Nazi use of forced labor in concentration camps, and schnitzel in the Deep South.
Found in small restaurants hugging railroads tracks that crisscross the counties of northeast Mississippi, northwestern Alabama, and lower Tennessee, these hamburgers defy hunger and solitude in a region where many workers worry over their next paycheck.
“Food service is intimate work, and very much about engaging community and creating dialogue around food,” says Gravy intern, Dana Bialek.
Joe York’s Gospel of the Alabama Oyster will screen at the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
Fish swimming right up to a beach? Stacks of crabs, just waiting to be caught? People gigging dozens and dozens of flounder, all in a few hours? It seemed like something out of a science fiction movie.
At the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss, participants compete to throw a dead mullet the farthest across the Alabama-Florida state line.