Visit the Somali International Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, a shopping center that serves as a haven for the local Somali community.
When I think of my mother walking toward that pear tree, I imagine her like Janie, the protagonist of Zora Neale Hurston’s master work, Their Eyes Were Watching God.
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.
Lora Smith is a scholar, writer, community organizer, and founding member of the Appalachian Food Summit. For the 2018 Summer Symposium in Lexington, she’s creating a guide for a choose-your-own-adventure afternoon.
Here I am in shrimp country, to see with my own eyes an industry that has been much maligned. If I’m going to cook with shrimp, I need to find a source I can trust.
If I’m asking what is Latino enough, I’m a breath away from asking: What is American enough?
My maternal grandmother, mary gutierrez, whom I called Nana, died when I was ten. It would take me more than twenty years before I would have the courage to find my way back to her.
As told to Erin Byers Murray by Serigne Mbaye I was born in New York, but when I was five, my parents sent me to a boarding school in Senegal, where I spent my childhood. My parents were going through a lot, and I was the young one, so it was easier to ship me … Continued
By Caroline Cox My mom laughs her pitchy laugh at inside jokes with her sister. The Clemson game buzzes in the background. Grandma passes around small plastic cups of fragrant ambrosia. We drain several bottles of cold, crisp Frontera. Mom says she buys it because she prefers Spanish wine, but I’m pretty sure it’s because … Continued