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Falafel For Your Pita, And Fast Food Histories In Black Communities

Marcia Chatelain's book From Sit-In to Drive Through: Fast Food and Black America in an Age of Crisis will appear in early 2020 from Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton and Company. (Georgetown University)

Today’s show features associate producer Alex Chambers interviewing Marcia Chatelain. Dr. Chatelain is an Associate Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She’s been researching the role that black-owned fast food Franchises have historically played in black communities.

Read more about Marcia Chatelain from the first time we aired this interview last fall.

And Eric Schedler has that falafel recipe we promised you last week. You can tuck it into those spelt flour pita pockets. Remember those?

Here is an article on conflicts over the origins of Falafel, from the New York Times.

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Chickpea Falafel

Here's the perfect filling for your homemade pita pockets. And you don't even have to cook the chickpeas!

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