Please enjoy this short BBC Food Chain interview from their Food Pilgrim series about seeking the source of some food and folklore on both sides of my family. The subject is basil a culinary and medicinal herb known and widely used in West Africa but also with some history in the American South, a history that I documented in The Cooking Gene. Be sure to get a copy…it was a finalist for The Kirkus Prize in Nonfiction and is an Art of Eating semifinalist as well as a Barnes and NobleNew Discoveries Nonfiction finalist! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT.
Here is a great recipe for peppe soup using basil.