About Jesse Yancy

Jesse Yancy Jesse Yancy is an editor, writer and photographer living in Jackson, Mississippi. A native of Bruce and a graduate of Ole Miss, Yancy is an 8th generation Mississippian who has lived and worked throughout the state.



Author Archives: Jesse Yancy

Water Buffalo

December 16th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

We are what we eat: our food is very much an indication of who we are, of our place on


The Cinnamon Wall

November 11th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

When it comes to Southern foods you’ll find me a hide-bound traditionalist. Never can I envision myself breading fried chicken


Sweet Potatoes: A Review

October 30th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

Like many towns in the upland South, Vardaman grew up around a timber railhead. Some of the lordliest white oaks


“Pimento Cheese”

September 30th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

Robert Moss, who is from that most eccentric of Southern cities Charleston, South Carolina, describes himself as a culinary historian,


Redneck Eggs

September 10th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

Any time you enter a beer joint or beer store in the South, you’re likely to find a big jar


Serving Food

August 25th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

Anyone who prides themselves on their patience and understanding should wait tables for a week or so to find out


“Nipping the Bud”

June 10th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

The afternoon had been long, impeded by discoveries of even more cracks to caulk, more questions to quell, more smoke,


Local Food: Jacked Around

May 27th, 2014 | by Jesse Yancy

In the mid-80s, I moved from north Mississippi, where I’d spent my entire life, to north Florida, where nobody spends



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