For a long time, the celebrity chef says, she failed to appreciate the food she grew up with. The book reflects her personal journey to embrace the meaning and depth of African-American foodways.
Fried chicken, mac and cheese and sweet drinks: A study suggests Southern cuisine may be at the center of a tangled web of reasons why black people are more prone to hypertension than white people.
When people are reminded of their cultural roots, the food representing that culture tastes better. Scientists could harness that food and identity association to help people eat more healthfully.
Indian-style, Southern-fried chicken? It's marinated with Indian spices and the gravy is made with cashew nuts and almonds and coconut.
Michael Twitty seeks 'culinary justice' for African Americans, including his own enslaved ancestors, in his new memoir, The Cooking Gene.
I fell in love with this spoonbread's pudding-like, spongy texture, and the flavor is out of this world.
In his book The Potlikker Papers, John T. Edge tells modern Southern history through food, which means digging into issues of race, class, gender, ethnicity.
These days, one of the south's best chefs is Vish Bhatt, a man born 9,000 miles away. And his Indian-inflected cuisine reflects a changing South.
No ham hocks or bacon in sight! This vegetarian dish could be vegan with a splash of olive oil instead of butter.