Certainly, there is beauty inherent in the diaspora, in being a part of a family with roots that stretch across countries and continents. But there is also loss.
Compared to famous civil rights battlegrounds like Selma, Alabama, Albany holds an unsettled place in the history of the movement.
People come from across Charlotte to eat Aunt Beaut’s pan-fried chicken at The King’s Kitchen.
Gravy is splashed twice inside the 2017 edition of Best Food Writing, edited by Holly Hughes.
Born in 1976 in Pharr, Texas, Gladys Martinez grew up with great respect for corn and the savvy that made it possible to sustain a business. It wasn’t long before she became a masa expert.
Adrian Miller’s The President’s Kitchen Cabinet aims to fill in the “historical silhouettes” of the black culinary figures whose influence he noted while researching his first book.
Leah Chase talks of seven decades at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans.
You might think that Adam Seger was ostracized for fibbing about the origins of the famed Seelbach cocktail. But that didn’t happen.
During legal segregation, guides like the Negro Motorist Green Book advised black travelers of places they could dine safely or lay their heads while on the road. My parents had their own versions of these guides in their heads, memorized after the formal end of Jim Crow.