Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

New Publication!

I’m pleased to announce that I am in print again! Meet “African American,” an article in Ethnic American Food Today: A Cultural Encyclopedia.  2015, Rowman&Littlefield. This is a great reference for anyone interested in how individual ethnic cultures contributed to … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Southern Barbecue

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jul/04/barbecue-american-tradition-enslaved-africans-native-americans?CMP=share_btn_tw Enjoy this piece I wrote, freshly published on The Guardian giving a short history of how barbecue is connected to American food and freedom through its enslaved African and Native American roots!

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In Honor of National Soul Food Month: The Roots of Soul

It’s National Soul Food Month. Yes there is such a thing! I thought I might take you on a tour of one of the sources of soul, the early Chesapeake. I’ve written frequently about the Chesapeake being the first “Creole … Continue reading

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Poplar Forest cooking event focuses on food, culture of enslaved community – News – Lynchburg, Virginia Area – The News & Advance

http://m.newsadvance.com/news/local/poplar-forest-cooking-event-focuses-on-food-culture-of-enslaved/article_b3b00f04-0740-11e5-be9f-8b8847507fd5.html?mode=jqm

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The Invisible Chefs | First We Feast

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/the-invisible-chefs/?utm_campaign=fwf+socialflow+05+2015&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social Please enjoy this piece I wrote for First We Feast on the lack of media attention to chefs of color.

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Spring Drive on Afroculinaria April 27-May 7

Spring Drive at http://www.Afroculinaria.com. Drive will last from April 27-May 7. PLEASE consider contributing 5$ or more to our supply and research fund through the PayPal donate button on the corner of the page. Because of your generosity in the … Continue reading

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Dillard’s free Creole culinary conference is Thursday, April 16 | NOLA.com

http://www.nola.com/food/index.ssf/2015/04/free_day_of_creole_culinary_co.html. Come see me at Dillard, April 16, 2015! “The African Roots of Creole Cuisine.”

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