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Watched High On The Hog? Suggestions To Deepen Your Understanding Of Black Food

With the recent release of the acclaimed Netflix show High On The Hog, many are looking to build on the knowledge of Black food they gained from the show. Especially as we seek to commemorate Juneteenth once again, a holiday of reflection and celebration for many, it is crucial to deepen our understanding of Black history and also the deep and enduring contributions of Black peoples to American cuisine. This collection offers just a starting point.

Watched High On The Hog? Suggestions To Deepen Your Understanding Of Black Food

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    Historians

    Jessica B. Harris

    Jessica B. Harris

    verified_publisher The New Yorker - Helen Rosner

    Award-winning writer and culinary historian Jessica B. Harris is known for her cookbooks blending Black culinary history with recipes, as well as the groundbreaking show High On The Hog on Netflix.

    Toni Tipton-Martin

    Toni Tipton-Martin

    tonitiptonmartin.com

    Tonit Tipton Martin is an award-winning journalist using cultural heritage and cooking for social change. As Editor in Chief of Cook’s Country Magazine, Toni shares the stories behind America’s favorite...

    Michael Twitty

    Michael Twitty

    afroculinaria.com - michaelwtwitty

    Culinary historian, cook, and author, Michael Twitty is known for his 2013 Open Letter to Paula Deen, calling out her racism and appropriation of African American foods and classifying it as “Southern.”...

    Adrian Miller

    Adrian Miller

    adrianemiller.com

    Adrian Miller, AKA the “Soul Food Scholar,” is a certified barbeque judge and culinary historian. Two of his books have won numerous awards, and his new book called Black Smoke, is a fascinating history...

    Frederick Douglass Opie

    Frederick Douglass Opie

    fredopie.com

    A professor of History and Foodways, Frederick Opie has written various engaging food histories, including Zora Neale Hurston’s Florida Food. He has both a podcast and a blog where he discusses more foodways.

    Bloggers

    Feed The Malik

    Feed The Malik

    feedthemalik.com

    Through my blog Feed The Malik I share diverse stories, simple recipes, travel inspiration, and more, with an eye towards thoughtful, intentional consumption.

    Black Food Fridays

    Black Food Fridays

    blackfoodfridays.com

    KJ Kearney started Black Food Fridays to encourage everyone to support Black-owned food creatives and vendors. He shares a variety of Black food stories and businesses from throughout the United States.

    Black Foodie

    Black Foodie

    blackfoodie.co

    Black Foodie was founded by Eden Hagos; she is a host and food writer that focuses on changing the global conversation around Black food culture. Black Foodie works with key leaders and voices to share...

    Sweet Potato Soul

    Sweet Potato Soul

    sweetpotatosoul.com

    Jenné Claiborne showcases amazing plant-based recipes; you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy her meals. Jenné has an assortment of easy-to-make vegan recipes on her Youtube channel. She also released her...

    Rosalynn Daniels

    Rosalynn Daniels

    rosalynndaniels.com

    From DIY hacks, recipes, and entertaining tips, Rosalynn Daniels offers a plethora of things for her audience. Rosalynn has been featured on numerous national television networks and publications. She...

    Fit Men Cook

    Fit Men Cook

    fitmencook.com

    Kevin Curry of Fit Men Cook is a fitness influencer and food blogger specializing in quick, healthy, approachable recipes for the home cook.

    Sense & Edibility

    Sense & Edibility

    senseandedibility.com

    A trained chef, Marta Rivera, runs Sense And Edibility as a virtual culinary academy. Her recipes and methods are designed to teach you how to cook, with a bit of history thrown in.

    Podcasts

    Black Desserts

    Black Desserts

    anchor.fm

    Black Food Folks focuses on the life and work of Black pastry chefs on their podcast. A collection of chefs, bakers, chocolatiers, and educators are brought on to discuss their career paths and the historical...

    Brown Vegan

    Brown Vegan

    brownvegan.com

    Gain practical tips to begin and continue your vegan journey. Monique Koch discusses a variety of topics related to veganism, food, and wellness.

    The Food Truck Scholar

    The Food Truck Scholar

    thefoodtruckscholar.com

    The Food Truck Scholar - Ariel D. Smith is a Ph.D. student who studies the food trucks’ movement in the United States. She discusses food truck civic engagement and activism, cultural and economic implications...

    Black In The Garden

    Black In The Garden

    anchor.fm

    The podcast that resides at the intersection of Black Culture and horticulture in a world where all the garden fairies and most of the gnomes are white. Hosted by millennial black plant enthusiast and...

    Books

    The Taste of Country Cooking

    The Taste of Country Cooking

    bookshop.org

    Edna Lewis celebrates the uniquely American country cooking she grew up on 50+ years ago in a small Virginia farming community through detailed recipes and storytelling.

    Cooks & Chefs

    Kia Damon

    Kia Damon

    kiacooks.com

    A self-taught chef, Kia Damon launched The Supper Club From Nowhere due to the lack of visible Black women in the culinary community. She was named one of 16 Black Chefs Changing Food in America by The...

    Bryant Terry

    Bryant Terry

    bryant-terry.com

    Bryant Terry is a James Beard & NAACP Image Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. He is editor-in-chief of 4 Color an...

    Nina Compton

    Nina Compton

    theconnectgrp.com

    Winner of James Beard Award for “Best Chef South” in 2018 and one of Food & Wine magazine’s "Best New Chefs 2017", Nina Compton is Chef/Owner of award-winning restaurant Compère Lapin in New Orleans.

    Pierre Thiam

    Pierre Thiam

    pierrethiam.com

    Pierre Thiam is a chef, author, and social activist best known for bringing West African cuisine to the global fine dining world.

    Paola Velez

    Paola Velez

    FOOD & WINE - Kat Kinsman

    An executive pastry chef, Paola Velez is the co-founder of Bakers against Racism, James Beard Finalist and now has a baking show with Food & Wine called Pastries With Paola.

    Jerome Grant

    Jerome Grant

    Eater - Gabe Hiatt

    Formerly the inaugural chef at the National Museum For African American History & Culture, Jerome Grant now works to tell his own story through food in the Washington DC area.

    Cheryl Day

    Cheryl Day

    FOOD & WINE - Julia Turshen

    Cheryl Day is one of the owners of Back in the Day Bakery, a New York Times best author, and a James Beard-nominated baker. She is known nationally and locally for her biscuits, jams and cobblers, chocolate...

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