Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! This week we travel to New Orleans, where many different ethnicities make up the city’s population and yet only a few are part of its mainstream culinary scene. Take the Honduran community: though its presence is strong, not many restaurants are representative of this slice of New Orleans’s population. Producer … Continued
This week, we’ve got a Southern boy who eats globally and a West Coast girl who cooks Southern food.
Welcome to Okracast, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! This week we’re meditating on Chinese immigrants to the South.
Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! Ahead on this week’s episode: author and Florida native Diane Roberts sings the praises of the Apalachicola Bay oyster. “Once you have one,” Roberts says, “you will never want another oyster. You will only want that oyster again and again.” Then SFA oral historian Sara Wood brings us to … Continued
Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! This week’s episode is an ode to grandmothers. First, cozy up to the table as Chef Bill Smith of Crooks Corner in Chapel Hill, North Carolina remembers dinner time at the table of his great-grandmother. Our oral history sample comes from Sara Wood’s interview with Ida Ma Musu. Chef … Continued
Welcome to OKRACAST, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! We’re in Louisiana for this week’s episode, from uptown New Orleans to the edge of the Bayou. Grab a pen and paper to take notes as Becky Currence, mother of James Beard Award winning chef John Currence, walks us through her recipe for wild duck … Continued
Welcome to Okracast, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! This week, Desiree Robinson of Cozy Corner BBQ in Memphis, TN pays homage to her mother. Mrs. Robinson says that she started cooking at eight years old, and after all these years, she still loves her mother’s cornbread recipe. You can learn more about Mrs. … Continued
Welcome to Okracast, the SFA podcast! Ever wonder what’s behind the revival of heirloom and heritage foods? This week, Tina Antolini takes us to Baltimore, where a small pepper called the “fish pepper” is making a comeback. The pepper’s significance stems from its racially-charged history: once favored in Baltimore’s African American community, the pepper began … Continued
Welcome to Okracast, the podcast of the Southern Foodways Alliance! This week we’re commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the landmark legislation desegregating places of public accommodation. The law was largely made possible by courageous demonstrators who protested in public spaces like beaches, libraries and lunch counters. We’ll hear from Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, a … Continued