Tag Archives: African American

Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a Recipe 

I started writing this book on paper plates and paper bags.  I walked around with an entire book in my head from my years.  Paula Deen happened, my response went viral, agents started calling and asking if I had a book in mind. Two years of … 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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Slaves were well-fed? Seldom, says historian | The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/living/food-drink/ill-bite-blog/article93076552.html Enjoy some video and this tidy write up from Kathleen Purvis! See you for dinner next time! If you like the work I’m doing here please consider supporting what we do on PayPal….donate via the button on the desktop … Continue reading

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Washington Post Food Section Profile

http://wpo.st/9LHC1 I just wanted to share with everyone this fantastic food section profile by Michaele Weissman on the growth of my work. It says a lot about how I got here and what keeps me here.  I want to thank … Continue reading

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A People’s History of Cornbread Stuffing | MUNCHIES

http://munchies.vice.com/articles/a-peoples-history-of-cornbread-stuffing Enjoy this introduction to kush, the original Southern cornbread dressing, a dish born between Africa and America with roots squarely in the Old South. There’s a recipe!!! Enjoy these pics of me making kush on a plantation in North … Continue reading

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How Black Chefs Paved the Way for American Cuisine | First We Feast

http://firstwefeast.com/eat/how-black-chefs-paved-the-way-for-american-cuisine/ Enjoy this recent piece published on First We Feast.  A note: Why no Edna Lewis? Edna was better known for her cookbooks, recipes and philosophical gifts. She did stints as a chef, but that was ultimately not her true … Continue reading

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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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