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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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Journeys in the Upper South: A Photo Essay

As I officially begin to work on The Cooking Gene, I have begun to travel the South again in search of bits and pieces from the world of my Ancestors.  I am ever amazed and grateful for the journey and … Continue reading

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Interesting Recipe of the Week: Rufus Estes Fried Chicken, Squash Flower Omelette and Ham Sauce

“FRIED CHICKEN—Cut up two chickens. Put a quarter of a pound of butter, mixed with a spoonful of flour, into a saucepan with pepper, salt, little vinegar, parsley, green onions, carrots and turnips, into a saucepan and heat. Steep the … Continue reading

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Announcing a New Project Take One: The Cooking Gene

It is the eve of the last Shabbat of 2011. I can’t get a hold of anybody.  Everybody is getting ready for New Year’s Eve and getting out the last of the holiday season fervor from their bones.  I need … Continue reading

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