Harvey Washington Wiley was actually a good egg. In fact, his whole game was in service of good eggs. If you’re looking around for a bureaucrat to crush on (it’s so hard to find a good one these days,) look no further.
Fizzstory: Seltzer’s Thirsty Past
Carbonated water as the elixir of life isn’t a new concept. When the bubbles hit bodegas in the 1980s and 1990s, seltzer was seen as a healthy alternative to Coke, Pepsi and Tab. Everyone was wearing leg warmers, jazzercising with Jane Fonda, doing cocaine and drinking seltzer.
It’s called fitness. Look it up.
Hippo Meat: It’s What Was Almost For Dinner
Lest you think these are the woooOOOOOooorst of times, let me tell you about a real problem America was facing about a hundred years ago. It was called “The Meat Question.”
Lissen Up: Talking Southern Jewish Foodways with Olivia Brown
How did Eastern European Jewish immigrants come to be in South Carolina in the first place? What kinds of communities did they form once they got there? And how did a Jewish deli come to serve barbecue ham? Olivia Brown’s got the answers.
Liquor Ladies, Bootlegging Queens
When alcohol was outlawed in 1920, women more often than men stepped up to (literally) serve.