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.


100 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Food is the number one category of waste going to landfills. Composting can be an answer, but Charlotte, NC's experience reveals difficulties.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 23:59
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Southern religious leaders increasingly see food security and climate change as intrinsically Christian issues, with representation and instruction...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 24:53
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Conservation easements are one way to protect farmland and help the environment.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 23:12
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Documentary photographer Tom Rankin talks about how goat can figure into a Southern future.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 33:19
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A conversation with poet and essayist Aimee Nezhukumatathil about her book, World of Wonders.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 31:24
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In her book The Fate of Food, Amanda Little considers the sustainable food revolution in light of growing global populations and climate change.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 27:40
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Scientists are developing peach cultivars for Georgia farmers that need fewer cold days to grow.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 21:18
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How does the life and work of your people affect your health? How does it affect what you eat?

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :00
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Poet Ashley M. Jones and singer/songwriter Lee Bains III share verses about food labor.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: 24:22
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Gravy explores how some food festivals can hurt the chefs they're meant to help.

  • Added: Jan 08, 2021
  • Length: :00
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Fred Reggie and his daughter, Simone, share how they’ve peppered traditional Lebanese recipes with Cajun lagniappe.

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 22:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Visit Donaldsonville, Louisiana, to hear this story about finding extraordinary things in ordinary places.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 24:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Patacón Latin Cuisine is a connection to home for the Latinx community on the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and a favorite spot for Lafayette locals.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 23:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Cajun Country fish fries are a Lenten tradition, as are seafood po-boys from Olde Time Grocery.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 19:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Ready for a Cajun Country Road Trip? Grab a link of boudin and bag of cracklins at a filling station.

Bought by KVLU


  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 19:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Thousands of Southerners live in prisons. What are we feeding them? About a third of them are imprisoned in the South. As the population of incarc...

Bought by KVLU, WMMT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:40
  • Purchases: 3
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In restaurants, economics and sexual harassment are intimately entwined. Restaurants, along with hotels, have the highest rates of sexual harassmen...

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 21:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Can Carolina Gold rice make a good sake? Hagood Coxe is determined to find out.

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 20:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Cooperative extension is a century-old government program that places agricultural agents in counties to educate and work with farmers. But for yea...

Bought by KVLU and WMMT


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 23:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Community canneries–facilities, often subsidized by local government, where people can in bulk–are closing. With groceries easily available even in...

Bought by KVLU, WMMT, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2020
  • Length: 19:43
  • Purchases: 4