This month, we answer the eternal question, "Just how is a Bahama Mama made, anyhow?"and reveal the methods behind some of the city's other favorite native foods and goods.

Edited by Kristen Schmidt / Stories by Amanda Pierce, Jenny Rogers,
Carrie Schedler, Michelle Sullivan, Tom Tiberio,
Emily Thompson and Peter Tonguette

Photos by Tessa Berg / Illustrations by Michaela Schuett

This month, we answer the eternal question, "Just how is a Bahama Mama made, anyhow?"and reveal the methods behind some of the city's other favorite native foods and goods. Meet Amy Hamilton, who crafts couture hats by hand. Peek inside Fortin Ironworks, where things are still done the old-fashioned way. And uncover Columbus' manufacturing history, in shoes, buggies, beer and more.