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African Americans have shaped American cuisine in surprising ways

JHE MOST the visually striking things on display at “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table,” an exhibit at the Africa Center in Harlem, are a quilt and a kitchen. The quilt (pictured) is made up of 406 squares, each representing an African-American contribution or contributor to American cuisine. It invites study: determining who is who and […]

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‘Setting The Table’ Podcast Explores How African American Cuisine Pave The Way For American Cuisine

Setting the Table is a new Whetstone Radio Collective podcast hosted by a food writer Deb Freemanand premieres March 8. Setting the Table explores the histories and histories of African American cuisine and pathways, and lays out the argument that African Americans created the basis of American cuisine, even though it is one less explored […]

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Netflix Series ‘High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America’ Green Lighted for Season 2

Netflix has ordered a second season of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, the critically acclaimed series that celebrates the courage, artistry and ingenuity of African Americans who helped define American cuisine. Adapted from the book of the same name by food historian Jessica B. Harris, the docuseries – part cooking […]

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High On The Hog: How African American Food Transformed America

High on the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America. Episode 1, “Our Roots”. vs. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 By Dwight Brown It’s a revelation. The rich history of black heritage cuisine and its influence on American cuisine is presented in this illuminating, heartfelt, and surprisingly well-crafted documentary. The host of this four-part Netflix epicurean […]

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High on the Hog: How African-American cuisine transformed America

High on the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America. Episode 1, “Our Roots”. vs. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 By Dwight Brown, NNPA News Wire Movie Review It’s a revelation. The rich history of Black heritage cuisine and its influence on American cuisine is showcased in this illuminating, heartfelt, and surprisingly well-crafted documentary. The host […]

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“High on the Hog” gives credit to American cuisine where it belongs

Dr Jessica B. Harris and Stephen Satterfield from Netflix’s “High on the Hog”. | Photo courtesy of Netflix, design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist Dr Jessica B. Harris and Stephen Satterfield from Netflix’s “High on the Hog”. | Photo courtesy of Netflix, design by Maitane Romagosa for Thrillist In the shadow of the Zoungbodji Memorial, […]

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TV Review – The Hollywood Reporter

Buried in the final chapter of the book by author and historian Jessica B. Harris High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America is a simple wish: Black American cuisine should be recognized for its influence on American cuisine. “African Americans have a long love affair with food, one perhaps unparalleled in […]

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Netflix releases trailer for African-American cooking series ‘High on the Hog’

Netflix has released the trailer for an original cooking series titled High on the Pork: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, based on a popular book of the same name by food historian Dr. Jessica b harris. According to a press release, the series takes viewers on a culinary journey that ventures from Africa to […]

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Is American cuisine inherently racist?

“No one smells of chicken and thinks of racism! ” I remember the first time I felt nervous about what I ate. “Nervous,” as opposed to “apprehensive,” which describes how I felt the first time I ate ant eggs, corn smut, and some rattlesnake. alta cocina Tijuana temple. (I don’t need it: the eggs were […]

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Colorado author Adrian Miller serves the tradition of soul food in American cuisine – CBS Denver

DENVER (CBS4) – Soul food is the traditional food of African Americans, and its roots have grown in rural parts of the southern United States. Justin Adams of CBS4 spoke with Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food: the astonishing story of American cuisine, one plate at a time, as part of CBS4’s ongoing series: Elevating […]

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How Black History and Culture Influenced American Cuisine

Much of what makes up American cuisine can be understood through our country’s complicated history. Chefs Jerome Grant and Ashleigh Shanti are familiar with this story as culinary experts on the influence of black cooks on American cuisine. “Brown Hands, Minority Hands has always been behind the scenes of American hospitality and has really helped […]

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American cuisine and how it came about

Paul Freeman, History Professor Chester D. Tripp (Liveright) For centuries, skeptical foreigners — and even millions of Americans — believed American cuisine didn’t exist. Over the past few decades, burgers, hot dogs and pizza have been thought to define the nation’s palate. Not so, believes food historian Paul Freedman, who writes that there is a […]

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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 […]

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How Enslaved Chefs Helped Shape American Cuisine | Story

Gilbert Stuart’s painting “Portrait of George Washington’s Cook” may represent Hercules, the famous chef of the first president. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons “We have to forget about this so we can heal,” said an elderly white woman, as she left my lecture on the history of enslaved cooks and their influence on American cuisine. Something […]