As the host of a food show with a growing interest in food justice, I’m always a bit conflicted when Thanksgiving rolls around.
I love the tradition of gathering around a table of good food and contemplating gratitude. But it doesn't feel right to ignore our nation’s troubled history with the Indigenous people of North America, and to gloss over that with cheery recipes for stuffing or cranberry sauce.
So, I don’t have any holiday recipes this time, but we’ll give thanks for orchards and nut groves, we’ll celebrate Sankofa, a farm in North Carolina that puts the African American experience “Front And Center,” and we’ll revisit a conversation with Amanda Nickey, that complicates The Holiday Food Drive.
Listen to more conversations with Amanda Nickey and her colleague, Stephanie Solomon:
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To find his mission, Sankofa Farms founder and educator Kamal Bell asked “What am I doing for Black People?”
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