100 episodes

Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals.

Gravy Southern Foodways Alliance

    • Food
    • 4.6, 460 Ratings

Gravy shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat. Gravy showcases a South that is constantly evolving, accommodating new immigrants, adopting new traditions, and lovingly maintaining old ones. It uses food as a means to explore all of that, to dig into lesser-known corners of the region, complicate stereotypes, document new dynamics, and give voice to the unsung folk who grow, cook, and serve our daily meals.

    Punchin' the Dough: Singing about Food Labor

    Punchin' the Dough: Singing about Food Labor

    From Punchin' the Dough to Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia, music has long included songs about labor. Scott Barretta, who once served as editor of Living Blues magazine, shares songs about food labor in folk, blues, and country music traditions.

    • 17 min
    Food Festival Financials

    Food Festival Financials

    Hanna Raskin reports on food festivals for Gravy. Attendees pay high ticket costs for some events, but the proceeds from those ticket sales don't always go to labor.

    • 19 min
    Shucking, by Elton Glaser

    Shucking, by Elton Glaser

    "Shucking" by Elton Glaser. Featured in Vinegar & Char: Verses from the Southern Foodways Alliance. University of Georgia Press, 2018.

    • 3 min
    Cajun Kibbe: Eating Lebanese in Louisiana

    Cajun Kibbe: Eating Lebanese in Louisiana

    In 1983, a Lafayette housewife named Bootsie John Landry self-published a cookbook called The Best of South Louisiana Cooking. Sprinkled among the expected Cajun staples were less familiar recipes like fattoush and something called Sittee’s Lentil Salad. Gravy explores traditional Lebanese comfort food in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    • 22 min
    Two Tales of Donaldsonville: True Friends & The Chance Café

    Two Tales of Donaldsonville: True Friends & The Chance Café

    In the South Louisiana town of Donaldsonville, two families—the Quezaires and the Savoia-Guillots—unearthed time capsules of local history within family keepsakes. These two archives tell the story of a town with a complicated past, unraveling a timeline of slavery, emancipation, immigration, and mutual aid.

    • 24 min
    Nueva Acadiana

    Nueva Acadiana

    Patacón Latin Cuisine is a connection to home for the Latinx community on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and a favorite spot for Lafayette locals.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
460 Ratings

460 Ratings

Petedalex ,

Love getting a little gravy poured in my ear

This show does an excellent job of teaching me important information while talking about one of my favorite subjects, food

109grapes ,

The Wokes have taken control

Unsubscribes after John T was forced out for being white. I can’t support a racist organization.

Joe Mondo ,

Always a Good Listen!

Always interesting and well told. I’ve enjoyed just about every episode!

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