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Terra Vita Festival 2017 Recap

I spent a few wonderful days in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The festival explores a wide range of sustainability issues. I was on a panel discussing healthy soul food with Ed and Ryan Mitchell (a father and son whole hog …
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National Dessert Day Tribute

I found out earlier that today is “National Dessett Day.” As a tribute, here are some of my favorite dessert pictures in recent memory: Enjoy!

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8 Great Soul Food Spots in St. Louis

8 Great Soul Food Spots in St. Louis.
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When Red Drink Flowed in Vietnam

When red drink flowed in Vietnam.
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Happy Anniversary, NMAAHC!

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (“NMAAHC”) recently celebrated its first year of being open to the public. I had the pleasure of visiting the NMAAHC in late October 2016. I was in Washington, D.C. to be …
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The Soul Food Phenomenon in Vietnam

Earlier this week, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick debuted their ten-part documentary The Vietnam War. A documentary of such magnitude couldn’t cover every single story, and here’s one that fascinates me: the presence of soul food restaurants in southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era.
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Soul Food Pop-up Dinner for The Biennial of the Americas

Last night, I hosted a pop up dinner in order to raise funds to do some food programming at the upcoming 2017 Biennial of the Americas. This year’s focus is the African experience in the America which inspired the theme …
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Check Out My Latest CSPAN2 BookTV Video

I had a great time at the “Roosevelt Reading Festival” hosted by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. The festival features a collection of authors who have written books in the year since the …
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Today is Juneteenth!

  “Juneteenth” commemorates the day when U.S. federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, and spread news that African Americans were no longer enslaved thanks to the Emancipation Proclamation. Chattel would legally end later that year when …
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Great Soul Food Moments in Presidential History!

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 lot of fun writing this “From pig’s feet to corn bread, a history of soul …
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