American cuisine

How enslaved Africans helped invent American cuisine

You can thank enslaved Africans for one of America’s most iconic drinks: Coca-Cola. “The basic ingredient of Coca-Cola is the native African kola nut,” says Frederick Opie, professor of history and gastronomy at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and author of several books, including “Hog and Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.” Since the […]