Category Archives: Diaspora Food Culture

And then this happened…

If you aren’t already familiar with TasteTalks make yourself familiar. It’s an amazing food site with tons of content that encompasses all of what the food world has to offer, from signature foods to weird foods from culinary masters to up and coming … Continue reading

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In the Monticello Kitchen: A Photo Essay

I don’t have a lot of time to write this week, but I thought U would take time to address a few matters and share with you images from this year’s Heritage Harvest Festival at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. First, it’s … Continue reading

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See My Quote on the Wall

When you visit the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, look on the walls of the Sweet Home Café  and you will see this: This acknowledgement of our Ancestors and of my work to honor them … Continue reading

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How a Brazilian Scholar Inspired My Search for the Roots of Soul Food

All historic images were sourced from www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library. WHEN I was about eleven or twelve years old my grandfather gave … Continue reading

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Kosher/Soul Mac and Cheese Kugel

http://theweiserkitchen.com/recipe/koshersouls-mac-cheese-noodle-kugel/ Recipe is in the above link. I love macaroni and cheese and I love kugel.  This original recipe of mine, presented on Tami Weiser’s Weiser Kitchen blog, shows you how to fuse both soul and Ashkenazi Jewish cooking together … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: The Culture of Collards on Vimeo

Enjoy this short film by my friend Aditi Desai featuring me, 3 Part Harmony Farm and City Blossoms DC in an exploration of the heritage of collards and culinary and food justice. I was privileged to see it screened at … Continue reading

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The State of Soul Food in America: Exploring the Past, Present, and Future | First We Feast

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/the-state-of-soul-food-in-america/?utm_campaign=fwf&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social This was an amazing review of the contemporary soul food scene edited by Adrian Miller, author of the James Beard Award winning Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine.  I was very happy to participate in yet … Continue reading

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