In this week’s Gravy episode, writer Naben Ruthnum compares outsiders’ expectations and assumptions about the South Asian diaspora to those about the American South.
Rosalind Bentley shared the story of her Aunt Lucy, a hostess of the civil rights movement in Albany, Georgia. Watch her presentation at the Winter symposium.
The summer of 1964 in Mississippi was Freedom Summer, a huge campaign to register black Americans to vote. Among the students and teachers who traveled to Mississippi for the movement were doctors and nurses and medical students. While they moved around the state, patching up civil rights workers, they saw a poverty they could never have imagined. People were hungry, starving to death from malnutrition, particularly in the Mississippi Delta.
The SFA’s James Beard Award-winning Gravy seeks a paid intern to assist with the production of a podcast and print journal. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and examples of past audio and print work (if available). Deadline for submission is January 31, 2018. More details available in the full post.
If you want to see the American future, visit Greater Houston, the nation’s most diverse major metropolitan area and home to the South’s biggest city. Since the 1982 collapse of the oil boom, the city’s sprawling and overbuilt subdivisions have attracted newcomers, and their food traditions, from around the world. Learn more in this week’s Gravy podcast.
When most people sit down to enjoy a pour of whiskey, they aren’t thinking about where the grain that it is made with comes from, nor do they think much about how it’s produced agriculturally. Learn how High Wire Distilling does things differently in today’s Gravy podcast.
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.
You might think that Adam Seger was ostracized for fibbing about the origins of the famed Seelbach cocktail. But that didn’t happen.
Every Tuesday a group of women gets together at Or Ve Shalom Synagogue in Atlanta to bake hundreds of savory hand-held pies.