Gravy Podcast

Series produced by Southern Foodways Alliance

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Gravy is the SFA’s collection of original stories—fresh, unexpected, and thought-provoking. Like all of the SFA’s work, 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 the print journal lands in the mailboxes of SFA members four times per year. Gravy the podcast releases a new episode every other week.


67 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
Caption: Farmer and Veteran Mike Lewis, Credit: Photo courtesy of FarmFlavors.com
There are more military veterans in the South than any other part of the United States. This region has also been losing farmers at an astonishing ...

Bought by KVLU, WMMT, and WBHM


  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 23:33
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Toni Tipton Martin making hot rolls.
There’s a whole lot more than recipes in Toni Tipton Martin’s cookbook collection… It contains a surprising culinary history of African Americans i...

Bought by KVLU, WBHM, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 22:28
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nikiko Masumoto, who shares the story of what her family ate while in internment camps during WWII.
Many of the stories we hear and tell about food are positive—food’s power to nourish, to comfort, to bring people together. But it also has the pot...

Bought by KVLU, WBHM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 23:18
  • Purchases: 3
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Fred’s Lounge in Mamou, Louisiana, is a dancing and drinking destination… on Saturday mornings only. That’s the one time of the week it’s open. For...

Bought by KVLU and WBHM


  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:17
  • Purchases: 2
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Apalachicola Bay in Florida has been renowned for its oysters for generations. But, in the fall of 2012, the oyster population in the Bay collapsed...

Bought by KVLU and WBHM


  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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In cities and towns across the South, an increasing number of the folks offering up latte art and high-end pourover brewing are devout Christians. ...

Bought by KVLU, WBHM, and WABE


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 3
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For Thanksgiving, a Native American story… but not the one you’re imagining. No Pilgrims here. For the Lumbee Indians in North Carolina, the holida...

Bought by KVLU, KISU, WHQR, Marfa Public Radio, WBHM and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 24:21
  • Purchases: 7