Culinary Heroes Who Shaped Our Plates


Under horrific circumstan­ces, enslaved African American cooks creatively wedded the culinary ingredient­s, techniques, and traditions of West Africa, Western Europe, and the Americas. In recognitio­n of Black History Month, we asked James Beard Award–winning author and culinary historian Adrian Miller to explore the stories behind some of these fascinatin­g, resilient, ingenius, and inspiring people. Read the result at

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