Indianola Sunrise

Sandra Beasley, author of three poetry collections and a memoir, contributed two poems to our winter issue of Gravy.

The Cornbread Question

In the late 1920s, a group of American linguists decided to undertake what is to date the largest survey of American English ever conducted. The ‘cornbread’ question elicited more than 390 distinct answers.

Gravy Goes Behind the Scenes at Motels

In the new episode of Gravy, though, we take a deep dive into the world of Indian-owned motels, and the food world they’ve maintained behind the scenes.

Sombreros Over The South

There are no debates about cultural respect or appropriation; tonight, everyone is a Mexican. That’s the magic of the sombrero—and its harm.

Some Like It Hotter

Sandra Beasley, author of three poetry collections and a memoir, contributed two poems to Gravy #58: Winter Reading.

Lagos or Bust

“Nothing just happens. These are things that I’ve always believed in, and everything you believe in finds expression in how you live.”

Writing and Righting Wrongs

The Southern food conversation is taking place in academic institutions, on the radio, in films, on blogs, on social media, in restaurant kitchens, and at live events. These nontraditional spaces are just as ripe for the subversion of gender inequality as long-established print media outlets.