Black Culinary History

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Aaron Siskind Am. 1903-1991 "Harlem Document, Man in Deli Doorway 1940"

This famous photo by Aaron Siskind (who documented everyday Harlem) in the shows a typical store front of the period in Central Har.

Glenn Ligon’s 1988 work Untitled (I Am a Man), a replica of the sign carried by striking Memphis sanitation workers in 1968.

Glenn Ligon’s 1988 work Untitled (I Am a Man), a replica of the sign carried by striking Memphis sanitation workers in

▶ Michael Twitty on Culinary Injustice at MAD3 - YouTube

Michael Twitty at "Culinary Injustice"

Dr. Nikky Finney and her poem Heirloom [re: tomatoes & the end of love.] Dr. Finney is an exquisite poet and makes this list because if her ability to use our foodways to open discussions about race, class, love, and life in a way we've never really seen. Beyond her general brilliance we love that Dr. Finney seems to understand the power of food and its importance in our culture.

Nikky Finney recites "Heirloom" from her award-winning book: Head Off & Split.

Zora Neale Hurston

"Prentiss Taylor’s 1935 photo of Zora Neale Hurston performing the crow dance. Courtesy of Yale Collection of American Literature, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library" Ms. Zora was fierce!

Frederick Douglass Opie

'Gimme a Pig Foot and a Bottle of Beer': Food and music on the chitlin' circuit

Alexander Smalls, Hail to NYC's Top Chef

Interview with Minton's chef Alexander Smalls.