Hard of Herring

At the Cypress Grill, a fish shack in Jamesville, North Carolina, an ancient—and delicious—culinary tradition lives on.
February 2005

Chattanooga Chew-Chew

It takes more than a road map to track down the best hot lunch in the land.
November 2004

Les Is More

From Louisiana Cajuns to Polish polka enthusiasts, filmmaker Les Blank uses cuisine as a backstage pass to other ethnic worlds.
September 2004

Hog Wild for Arkansas

It’s known as the Razorback State, but it could be the Baby Back State, or the Fried Pie State, or the Catfish State.
August 2004

The Few, The Proud, The Barbecue

A Beaufort, South Carolina, drill sergeant whips southern cooking into shape.
February 2004

Gumbo Z’Herbes

This delicate gumbo has bits of pink ham hock in a sea of leafy greens. There’s no okra or filé here, but an abundance of vegetables makes the soup a satisfying spring tonic....
February 2004

They’re Red Hot

Barbecue is rightly deified down South, but the tamales there are also devilishly good.
December 2003

Feeding Body and Soul

How a railroad cook from Cape Verde created a church, a musical genre, and some divine cafeterias.
October 2003

Patchwork Pilgrimage

On a journey through Appalachia, memories of love and loss guide a search for a one-of-a-kind quilt.
August 2003

Going Coastal

Imagine a place with no Burger King. Now imagine creamy grits, oyster skillet roast, and pulled pork. It’s not a dream, it’s Edisto.
May 2003
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