Ben Mims has a Sweet Tooth

Ben Mims likes his desserts both sweet and Southern. Born in Mississippi, Mims attended Mississippi State University in Starkville before taking off for the bright lights, big city of New York. Now an associate food editor at Food & Wine magazine, he previously worked in the kitchens of Saveur magazine, SF’s Bar Agricole, and NY’s Jean-Georges. Mims also … Continued

Maritime & Seafood Museum Opens in Biloxi, MS

In 2010, Francis Lam documented Biloxi’s Ethnic Shrimping Communities. It had been 5 years since Hurricane Katrina, but the storm was still affecting the people with whom he visited. Now, Biloxi’s seafood community has something to celebrate.

A Fresh Look: Eat or We Both Starve

When Lynn Hewlett bought Taylor Grocery, he turned an old country store that sold catfish into a restaurant with a few goods still on the shelves.

Searching for Shrimp with Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg recently published his latest examination of the American seafood industry, American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood. In it, he traces the decline of river shrimp that once abounded in the Mississippi River.

Jackson Sit In

Counter Histories: Jackson

In this film we hear from Colia Clark, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Bill Minor, Daphne Chamberlain and Reverend Ed King about the historic sit-in at the 1963 Woolworth’s lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi.

Hot Tamale!

This month, we crank up the blues, roll down the windows, and head to the Mississippi Delta for hot tamales.