Foreword by Maya Angelou
In High on the Hog, cookbook author and culinary historian Jessica B. Harris brings a lifetime of knowledge and her masterful storytelling to a narrative history of the foods and foodways that began in Africa, traversed the Atlantic slave routes, and eventually flowered across the American continent.
Harris celebrates the delicious and beloved foods of the African American experience, detailing how each became a quintessential part of the country's culture, history, and identity. As she tracks down the people who shaped this history, Harris shows that the African American culinary journey is ultimately one of endurance and triumph -- a celebration of the hard-won place of Africans at the American table.
High on the Hog
A Culinary Journey From Africa to America
by Jessica B. Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: January 2012
Format: Trade Paperback, 289
pages, 5.5" x 8.5"
Book Type: New