Who founded America? George Washington? Thomas Jefferson? America had founding fathers alright, but they aren’t the ones you’re thinking of. Would you believe that African slaves and Indians were the true minds and bodies behind birthing America’s culture?
It’s all true. Come listen to the story of how American ingredients , cooked by African Slaves, for the benefit of European colonists, created soul food, which created Southern food, which is the foundation of ALL American food. Period.
Music from this Episode: English Country Dances – 17th Century Music From The Publications Of John Playford
Michael Twitty – The Cooking Gene
Judith Carney – Black Rice
Charles C. Mann – 1493: The New World Columbus Created
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