With so much attention focused on New Orleans, it can be easy to forget how much residents elsewhere—particularly in Mississippi—were devastated by Hurricane Katrina and how hard they had to work to rebuild their lives and businesses.
Wally Rakestraw knows when someone new walks into Latham’s Hamburger Inn, because he has to make sure he explains to them that “you know it’s a doughburger, right?”
Friends of SFA share personal stories of the role of food in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Sue Nguyen turned to me and said, “I wish you could’ve seen Biloxi before.” By “before,” of course, she meant before the storm.
In 2005, oral historian and photographer Amy C. Evans set out to document the tamale culture of the Mississippi Delta for the SFA.
Check out these videos from last year’s symposium to get an idea of what awaits. Hint: It’s more than just great food.
In honor of a good season, here’s Cleta Ellington describing her family’s crawfish boil ritual as only she can.
Robin Amer follows up on Gravy podcast “The Last Jews of Natchez,” complicating the history of black women cooking in the south.
Robin Amer returns to the dwindling Jewish community in Natchez, Mississippi to see what’s left of the traditions that characterized her youth.