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High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Updated: Mar 15

Acclaimed editor and culinary historian, Dr. Jessica B. Harris has spent much of her life researching the food and foodways of the African Diaspora. High on the Hog is the culmination of years of her work, and the result is an engaging history of African-American cuisine.  Dr. Harris takes the reader on a journey from Africa across the Atlantic to America, tracking the trials that the people and the food have undergone along the way.   Although the story of African cuisine in America begins with slavery,  High on the Hog is ultimately about creativity, resilience, triumph and survival.


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