Tag: Coastal South

Rooted

Rooted

Michelle Lanier, photographs by Allison Janae Hamilton

Personal reflection, oral history excerpts, a “runaway slave” advertisement, and descriptions of land through a womanist lens all weave together to demonstrate a modality Lanier names “Womanist Cartography.” Using the tools of memoir, folklore, and experimental prose, Lanier invites readers to re-engage the notions of southern land through the lives, dreams, and minds of Black women. The inclusion of multi-modal artist Allison Janae Hamilton’s photography further amplifies these counter-cartographic concepts. In the wake of contemporary cataclysms around southern monuments and place-making, based on traditional hegemonies, this essay presents alternative narratives for what and where is deemed sacred in the American South, and by whom.

Tasting New Orleans

Tasting New Orleans

Anthony J. Stanonis and Rachel Wallace, with illustrations by Kristen Solecki
An Evangelist for Bonefish

An Evangelist for Bonefish

Interview by Southern Cultures, with a film by Jesse Paddock and photos by Baxter Miller

My name is Ricky Moore, I’m the chef, owner, and chief rocker of Saltbox Seafood Joint located in Durham, North Carolina—Bull City, U.S.A. My family came from Riverdale and they all moved to New Bern—a little small town, very historic, it used to be the capital of North Carolina way back when. New Bern is situated on two rivers—the Neuse and the Trent.

Carry On, Corned Ham

Carry On, Corned Ham

Bill Smith, with illustrations by Beardy Glasses

This will probably be the last time that I hold forth at length about corned hams. This treasure of eastern North Carolina culture has been a cause of mine since I discovered that no one had ever heard of it outside of the three or four counties around where I grew up—New Bern in Craven County. Now, the world has taken notice and my work is done. Proof of this is found in the meat counters of the Piggly Wigglys, where ham is returning after an absence of many years. I give its appearance on an episode of PbS's A Chef 's Life the credit for this. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

Hannah Mary’s Corn Pone

Hannah Mary’s Corn Pone

Bernard L. Herman, with illustrations by Nate Beaty
CUT IT CLEAN

CUT IT CLEAN

Sara Wood
Alongside Shrimp and Bluefish

Alongside Shrimp and Bluefish

Andrea Weigl
The Crabfather of Colington

The Crabfather of Colington

Georgann Eubanks
The Fishing Village of McClellanville, South Carolina

The Fishing Village of McClellanville, South Carolina

Vennie Deas Moore
Georgia’s Wild Oyster Harvest

Georgia’s Wild Oyster Harvest

Essay and photos by André Gallant