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Hercules-A Freedom Pioneer

Presumed Portrait of Hercules by Gilbert Stuart :: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Hercules. The name alone is attention grabbing enough and only one of several remarkable things about George Washington’s’s favorite chef.

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Peddling Food

Summer 2010-Saraghina Brooklyn
The Republic of Brooklyn is where I fully embraced being southern and where I pried open my mental recipe box. The borough of over two million people is home. It’s the place where I hop on my blue vintage Ross Bike with a sturdy wicker basket and drive off to buy a lobster roll. 

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Join Us for a Bed-Stuy Bar Crawl

Get down on winter eating and happy hour drinking at local watering holes, making Bed-Stuy more than just the home of rap legends. Yours TrulyClay Williams and Alisha Miranda will introduce you to a corner of Bed-Stuy where a number of new bars are popping up featuring craft beers, creative cocktails, and small bites at affordable prices, and unbeatable experiences.

$25 will earn you discounts, deals, and special tastings at selected bars and restaurants, and swag from our sponsors for this event. Purchase tickets here.

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Discover: The First Lady of Southern Soul


Photo Credit :: Michigan State University Library MuseumWhat Mrs. Fisher Knows About Southern Cooking, Abby Fisher, Women's Co-Op Printing Office, S.F. 1881.

Published in 1881, this seminal work on Southern cooking is among the first cookbooks authored by an African American.

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John T Edge, Root Cellars & The Hot Five :: Episode 83 

Photo Credit :: Yvonne BoydLast week on Hot Grease, we got prepared for fall with Andrea Chesman author of Recipes from the Root Cellar. Andrea walked us through some fall veggie prep; as well as gave us the inside scoop on the Mother Earth News Fair. Later, Southern food royalty John T. Edge called in to talk about the 2011 Vendy Awards and the rise of street food. The Hot Five made a return with Heather Jones of The Blacker the Berry. Listen to Hot Grease food radio here.

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