Southern Foodways Alliance

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 ex...Show More


23:05 | Aug 29th, 2019

Menudo, sopes, gorditas, tortas, gringas, huaraches, mangonadas, and alambres are just some of the specialty dishes of Dequeen, Arkansas, population 6,600. A majority of the town's residents are Latin...Show More

33:58 | Sep 21st, 2017

When you sit down for a meat and three in Montgomery, Alabama, say at the Davis Café, you choose from the menu and you get one plate all for you, but at a Korean table in Montgomery – or anywhere – yo...Show More
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20:36 | Mar 19th

Poisonous, spiky, bug-eyed and edible: Lionfish are a prolific invasive species off the coast of Florida. Their voracious appetites are destroying native reef fish populations, leaving decimated reefs...Show More

24:02 | Mar 12th

Virginia is often heralded as the birthplace of American wine. But from colonial times through efforts made by Thomas Jefferson, those efforts were seen as a failure. But a few pioneering grape grower...Show More

23:31 | Mar 5th

Gravy explores how sorghum might again become a grain of the American South.
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