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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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Rodney of Rodney’s Kitchen brings African American cuisine to Wartburg College | Local News

WAVERLY — Rodney Lewis, owner of Waterloo restaurant Rodney’s Kitchen, dropped by Wartburg College on Monday to share his African-American cuisine with the campus community during Black History Month. He led the preparation of 450 to 500 meals of fried golden catfish, macaroni and cheese, and green beans with turkey for students to enjoy for […]

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Soul food, African culture rooted in American cuisine

According to “High on The Hog,” President Thomas Jefferson loved macaroni and cheese, a dish created by his enslaved chef, James Hemings, also Sally Hemings’ brother. Macaroni and cheese is a popular dish today among Americans, especially the black community. (Photo courtesy of Unsplash) By Nicole D. BateySpecial at AFRO Much of American cuisine is […]

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South Bend native cooks vegan alternatives to African American cuisine

SOUTH BEND – It’s Jasmine Bradley’s time of year. Bradley, 25, enjoys cooking, and with Christmas among the remaining holidays on the 2021 calendar, she will be spending much of her time in the kitchen. It’s been that way ever since she was little and watched her mom and grandmother in the kitchen preparing staples […]

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“High on the Hog” shows how African-American cuisine has shaped the United States | LOOK

High on the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America. Episode 1, “The Rice Kingdom”. vs. Courtesy of Netflix © 2021 *Black culture will never be erased with a documentary series like this! According to their press release, netflix takes you on a journey to discover how African-American cuisine shaped America in “High on the Hog: […]

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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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Distant Relatives is dedicated to showcasing African American cuisine and history

Damien Brockway’s cooking career has taken him as far afield as New York, Boston and San Francisco, but it wasn’t until 2018 (when he was Executive Chef at Jester King) that he began to dig deeper into his own heritage. While chatting with a fellow chef from Zimbabwe, they began to wrestle with broader questions […]

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The modern Japanese-American cuisine tasting menu will take over La Folie’s Polk Street space

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease in San Francisco, there is hope on the horizon for restaurants and diners. This includes the news that Nisei Restaurant, the first venture of former California chef David Yoshimura, has found a permanent home in La Folie’s historic former home at 2316 Polk Street. The restaurant was forced to […]

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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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From slavery to “soul food”, the history of African-American cuisine | Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWL) — In honor of Black History Month, the African American Museum of Iowa hosted a celebration of “soul food,” examining the history behind the cuisine. The month of February is dedicated to honoring the history, culture and influence of black people in modern America. It’s a story that went virtually unrecorded […]

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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 […]