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Black Foodways, Black Women, and Netflix’s ‘High on the Hog’

Want to understand how African American cuisine transformed America? Ask a sista.

A chef prepares a shrimp dish for the Netflix docuseries ‘High on the Hog.’ Image: Netflix

Jessica B. Harris is having a moment. It’s been exactly 10 years since she wrote High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America. Now it’s back on the New York




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Audarshia Townsend

Audarshia Townsend

Audarshia Townsend is a Chicago-based journalist who writes about how food & beverages impact the culture and industry. Email: Audarshia@townsendmediamagic.com

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