Dwayne Ingraham: On Craft and the Culinary Limelight

Television defines pop culture in the modern South. Dwayne Ingraham, pasty chef at City Grocery Restaurant Group in Oxford, will make his debut on Cutthroat Kitchen this Sunday evening. In advance of that pop culture moment, his face is now all over Facebook, Twitter, even the front page of the local paper. As professional who’s worked mostly graveyard … Continued

StoryCorps in Jackson, Mississppi

Our oral history friends at StoryCorps are headed to Jackson, MS in the Mobile Recording Booth from February 5 through March 6, 2015.

Larry Lee, Hot Tamale Heaven

Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Larry Lee worked a passel of odd jobs before turning to hot tamales as his vocation.

Isaiah’s Busy Bee Cafe

On Christmas Eve, 1971, Georgia Isaiah opened Busy Bee Cafe in Oxford, Mississippi.

Thirsty Thursday: A “Can-Do” Attitude

Fun fact: In 1935, the first can of beer was sold in Richmond, Virginia. Though it actually came from New Jersey-based Krueger Brewing, they decided to use the South as their test market. Good call. Canned beers may have gotten a bad rap in the past, but today they’re actually preferred by many microbreweries. They’re … Continued