Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

Mouth Full Of South: The Black Culinary Historian Who Recreates the Antebellum Kitchen | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/mouth-full-of-south?utm_source=munchiestwitterus Fresh off the pages of Vice!!–both print and blog media. Many thanks to Helen Hollyman, Mike Moore, Elliott Moss and the great Jeff Bannister and the people of Asheville, North Carolina! Feel free to share!

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Soul Foodies to Watch: Charla Draper

Charla L. Draper        Title: Food Consultant, owner of It’s Food Biz! ™.  It’s Food Biz! ™ provides marketing services promoting food and food related products. Location: Chicago, IL 1. What’s your food vision for (African America) in 2015? … Continue reading

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Wild Game Butchering The Way Our Ancestors Did in Plantation Days

I asked my colleague Chef Harold Caldwell to write about the process of butchering wild game in the colonial and antebellum periods.  This is a real treat full of detail about how our Ancestors survived. Our forefathers and foremothers made … Continue reading

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Soul Foodies to Watch: Adrian Miller

Our Soul Foodie to Watch is Adrian Miller, author of 2014 James Beard Award winner for reference,  Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine.  (UNC Press 2013) 1. What’s your food vision for (African America) in 2015? What … Continue reading

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Speaking of Virginia Food History. .

Virginia was a huge colony then commonwealth that played, with its neighbor Maryland, an extraordinary role in the development of proto – Southern cuisine.  Long before the Carolina-Georgia Lowcountry and Lower Mississippi Valley, the foodways of the Chesapeake,  Tidewater, Piedmont, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Cushaw Salad

This is a cushaw. It’s the ultimate Southern winter squash. They were brought to the Chesapeake and Tidewater from the Caribbean and Latin America in the late 18th century and were made popular among enslaved people after their introduction from … Continue reading

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The MADFeed — Burek and BarbecueMichael Twitty Today we feature…

http://madfeed.co/post/105292419170/michael-twitty-mad-symposium Just for you a special peak into an essay I wrote last year that you may not have gotten a chance to see. It’s on what happens when barbecue and burekas meet :) a meditation on culinary collisions for … Continue reading

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