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I’m a recovering lawyer and politico who turned into a food writer interested in the following topics: African heritage food (especially soul food), barbecue, the intersection of faith and food, and presidential foodways.




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SEEKING BBQ RESEARCH ASSISTANTS My next book will be on African American barbecue culture, and it’s going to be NEXT LEVEL. In order for that

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President Ronald Reagan and stock car driver Richard Petty eat fried chicken at a Fourth of July picnic in 1984. (Ira Schwarz/AP) I had a