You might think of Coca-Cola as an iconic American brand… and you’d be right. But, it was born in the South. How did Coke’s Atlanta birthplace shape what the soft drink became? And how has Coke shaped the South? It’s a story that includes many surprising twists and turns, from Civil War wounds to temperance movements, racist fears to philanthropy, and small-town soda jerks to Peruvian coca farmers. Tina Antolini speaks with Bart Elmore about these topics and more in this episode of the Southern Foodways Alliance's Gravy podcast.