Friday, January 28, 2022

African American foodways talks

As usual, here are the talks for Black History Month. More will be added here and on the main Calendar. Farmers & Great Migration. Hercules Posey. Black Women's contributions to America’s Kitchen, and Wiki edit-a-thon. 1890 image of White House cook Dolly Johnson, tape below.
A list of taped talks, then a list of this week's talks.


PAST TAPED TALKS

Juneteenth

Juneteenth at James Madison's Montpelier, Dr. Leni Sorenson. June 19 2020 5 TAPES available now  HERE and at Monticello HERE

Red Drinks for Juneteenth: Exploring the Black Foodways of the Juneteenth Holiday and Beyond. LA Times Food Bowl 2021 Food Forum panel. Los Angeles Times Jun 15 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Juneteenth Kabbalat Shabbat. “strawberry soda, barbecue, watermelon and red velvet cake are several red foods, symbolizing the blood and resilience of former slaves. For others, it means indulging in traditional black Southern cuisine like fried chicken, collard greens and cornbread.” Be'chol Lashon, 18 Doors… Reconstructing Judaism. Jun 18 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

On Juneteenth, author Annette Gordon-Reed. Montpelier staff and OCAAHS. National Archives. Jun 2 2021 HERE TAPE HERE James Madison’s Montpelier VA Virtual Juneteenth Celebration all month HERE

African Diaspora

Know Your Black History: Tracing the African Diaspora’s Flavors and Techniques. Jackie Summers, Julia Coney, Valerie Erwin, Casandra Rosario. James Beard Foundation Feb 17 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Afrimerican Foodways “will look at similar recipes that exist in the African diaspora and make the connection to similar meals in Africa.” Black Eyed Pea fritters, Acaraje (Brazil), Akara (Nigeria). Deitra Dennis. Afrimerican Culture Initiative Inc. Feb 18 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

DC Food Roots & Culture: Our Newest Roots Joining the Mother Roots. Africa. Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Xavier Brown, Dine Diaspora. HumanitiesDC, Humanitini. Nov 10 2020 TAPE HERE

African Diasporic Seeds & Seed Keeping: A Virtual Workshop. Amirah Mitchell. Providence Community Library HERE. Feb 10 2022 TAPE HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X42dO4jRFA

Evolution of African American Cuisine

Chef Marcus Samuelsson author of The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food. Culinary Historians of Chicago Fe 15 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, Stephen Satterfield. “docuseries, Philly's robust food scene and culinary history, Juneteenth, and African American contributions to America’s kitchens.” The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jun 10 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

From the Continent to the Americas: Foodways, Culture and Traditions in the African American Family. Gina Paige, Carla Hall, Stephanie Evans, and Daphne Maxwell Reid. Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Fe 6 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Black Label: A Very Black Posters & Cocktails. “true history of Black drinking culture in contrast with popular representations of Blackness in alcohol posters over the past 120 years… AJ will mix up some of her favorite cocktails featuring Black-owned alcohol and spirits.” Andra 'AJ' Johnson. Poster House Fe 17 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Cooking with History. “lives of enslaved cooks, the impact of racial systems on foodways, and ongoing efforts to engage with African American culinary heritage.” Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz, Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Chef Therese Nelson. Josiah Henson Museum and Park Feb 12 2022 HERE TAPE HERE

George Washington Carver: Inventor, Scientist, Educator. “developed hundreds of products from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and mineral clays; promoted home-canning and the addition of natural fertilizers to improve soil fertility.” Dr. Gary R. Kremer. Linda Hall Library Feb 17 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

George Washington Carver in Iowa. Iowa History 101. State Historical Society of Iowa TAPE HERE

Freedom’s Eve -Traditional Dishes to Bring in the New Year. “historical and cultural significance of the three prepared dishes: collard greens, Hoppin’ John, and cornbread.” Ramin Coles. Nt Museum African American History. Smithsonian Dec 31 2022 TAPE HERE

Jubilee, Recipes from 200 years of African American Cooking , Toni Tipton-Martin. Gwinnett County Library GA Sept 6 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Inside the Jemima Code: The Joy of African American Cooking. Toni Tipton-Martin. Virginia Museum of History & Culture. (previously recorded) 2020 TAPE HERE

Stories Lived & Told Through African-American Food. Toni Tipton-Martin, Kimberly Prince, Celia Ward-Wallace, Chef Marilyn. Regarding Her. Donation Jan 29 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Contributions of Black Women to America’s Kitchen. Sephira Shuttlesworth. Culinary Historians of Chicago HERE TAPE HERE Feb 9 2022

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019. Keisha Blain, Howard Bryant, DaMaris B. Hill, Kathryn Sophia Belle, and David A. Love. Midtown Scholar Bookstore. 2020 TAPE HERE

Colonial/Federal

The African Family Experience in Early New Amsterdam. “the history of two African families through primary sources.” Tenement Museum NYC and the African Burial Ground National Monument. HERE Feb 24 2021 TAPE HERE

Colonial Chocolate in the Atlantic World. Dr. Leni Sorenson. A cacao grinding stone was at Stratford Hall, proof that enslaved cooks like Caesar made chocolate for the Lee family. Stratford Hall VA Fe 13 2021 Info and TAPE at bottom of page HERE

"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret" George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon. Mary V. Thompson. The Redwood Library & Athenæum Feb 24 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Dr. Leni Sorensen cooked on the stew stove at Jefferson’s Monticello VA Se 29 2020 TAPE HERE

James Hemming’s Contributions to American Cuisine. Ashbell Mcelveen founder James Hemings Society. The National Arts Club. Donation Feb 18 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Slave and prison breads. Bread Seminar and baking by author William Rubel. Join Rubel's Facebook page Bread History and Practice for future topics and details HERE Feb 4 2020. Register HERE TAPE HERE Recipes HERE

An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States. Dr. Lauren F. Klein. The Library Company of Phila. May 14 2021 TAPE HERE

Stealing Joy: Finding resilience in Black Holiday traditions. “history and recipes of the African American experience” Kamau Ware, Nicole Taylor. Van Cortlandt Park Alliance Dec 3 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

History in the Kitchen. 3 days. Colonial food & learn on modern stove. Enslaved people. Cooked greens and peanut butter. Age 10- Gunston Hall Oct 17 2020 HERE. TAPE HERE or TAPE HERE

Tavern Tastings: African American Foodways. “how recipes, cooking and eating methods, and traditions develop overtime…” Scott Alves Barton. Keeler Tavern Museum and Fraunces Tavern Museum. Mar 9 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Food and Faith: African American community cooking in Laurel, Maryland. St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Laurel Historical Society Feb 2022 TAPE HERE

Carolinas, Gullah foods

Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer. Author Matthew Raiford with Amy Condon; Dr. Jessica Harris. Politics and Prose May 13 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Rice. Michael Twitty. Gullah/Geechee African Culinary Legacy Se 9 2020 TAPE HERE

Soul Food & Friends – 1 Gullah foods “recipes of the Gullah people past and present “ Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Fe 9 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Soul Food & Friends – 2 Gullah foods “recipes of the Gullah people past and present “ Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Fe 16 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

The Green Book: NC Travels Down Memory Lane. Panel N.C. Transportation Museum Feb 24 2021 TAPE HERE

Tek Cyear uh de Root. “19th-century Charleston Schützenfest. .. between German immigrants and Black people…” Jamaal Lemon, Brian Alberts, Mike Stein, and Peter Jones. Heurich House Museum. Se 23 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Barbecue

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, with author and "Soul Food Scholar" Adrian Miller. HFSDV The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley May 13 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

New Orleans, Creole, Women, cookbook authors

The Queens of New Orleans Creole Cuisine: From Tante Zoe to Leah Chase. “African-American women from the 18th-20th century were major contributors to establishing New Orleans world famous Creole cuisine.” Zella Palmer. The Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses. LA Mar 10 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Lena Richard and Julia Child: Two Women Who Changed Culinary History. Lena Richard (1892-1950) wrote New Orleans Cook Book, and Julia Child (1912-2004) wrote The French Chef. Paula Johnson, Ashley Rose Young, 2021 Francophonie Celebration. Museum of Work & Culture. RI Mar 10 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Activism

The Legacy of Food Activism: A Storytelling Event. “African American ancestors paved the way for our modern-day food activism.” Therese Nelson, Chef Omar Tate, Paola Velez, The Common People Poetry Group, Korsha Wilson. MOFAD Museum of Food and Drink, NY Feb 25 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Soul Food and Civil Rights: History Around the Table. cooking and African-American history. Adrian Miller (author Soul Food; President’s Kitchen Cabinet) & Chef "The Lazy Makoti". U.S. Embassy South Africa. Feb 26 2021 HERE TAPE USEmbassySA Facebook live HERE

Food for Freedom: Feeding Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Chef Gail Hinson of the Johnson House Historic Site. HFSDV Historic Foodways of the Delaware Valley. Jan 28 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Green Book

The Green Book: NC Travels Down Memory Lane. Panel N.C. Transportation Museum Feb 24 2021 TAPE HERE

Jan 26 Wed 3 Mapping the Historic Green Books: The African American Travelers’ Guide. “digital project to document and map Green Book sites across the country…annual list motels, restaurants, and other establishments where African American travelers could stay during the Jim Crow era.” 4 speakers. UVA Lifetime Learning HERE TAPE may be HERE

Business

Businessman First: Remembering Henry G. Parks, Jr. 1916-1989, Capturing the Life of a Businessman Who Was African American. In 1951 he started Parks Sausage Company in Baltimore. Dr. Maurice W. Dorsey. CHoW Culinary Historians of Washington DC Jan 9 2022 HERE TAPE HERE

How Fast Food Became Black Food. Marcia Chatelain author of Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. Culinary Historians of New York Se 2020 TAPE HERE

Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America. “how McDonald’s pivoted from a mostly suburban brand to one that became a fixture in inner-city communities… complicated relationship among seemingly disparate forces: the federal government, leaders of the freedom struggle, and a fast-food giant.” Marcia Chatelain. American University Library Fe 2021 TAPE HERE

Farmers, land

Black Freedom on Native Land. “Black people who received the mythic 40 acres, the American settlers who coveted this land, and the Native Americans who originally inhabited the land.” Alaina Roberts. D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry. Jun 2 2021 HERE Youtube live and TAPE HERE

Land of the Free. “examining Black people’s connection to the American land from Emancipation to today.” Natalie Baszile author of We are each other’s harvest about black farmers. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Jun 14 2021 TAPE HERE

Land Ownership, Race, and Power: Black Farming in America. panel. Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)July 30 2020 TAPE HERE

Cooking at the hearth… or stew stove

Dr. Leni Sorensen cooked on the stew stove at Jefferson’s Monticello VA Se 29 2020 TAPE HERE

Lavada Nahon talk and hearth cooking on Culinary Traditions & Historic Foodways in Peter Kalm's Travels in America 1749. Cabbage, pumpkin and cornmeal. Crailo State Historic Site Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Stratford Hall Colonial Christmas Cuisine. Dontavius Williams, Cheyney McKnight, and Nicole Moore. Stratford Hall. Dec 2020 TAPE HERE

Stratford Hall series 2020 of talks, TAPES at bottom of page HERE

African American and Indigenous, German

Indigenous and Black Food Relations. Miijim: Food as Relations. Environmental & Urban Change. York University. Canada. Oct 20 2020 HERE TAPES HERE

Intersections of Indigenous and African Foodways. Alex Jimerson, Yusuf Bin-Rella, Chef Sherry Pocknett. Scott Barton. Food Studies Grad Society at NYU Nov 20 2020HERE TAPE HERE

Indigenous Roots: Exploring the Crossroads of African American and Indigenous American Cuisine. Panel. Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) Au 9 2021 TAPE HERE

Black Freedom on Native Land. “Black people who received the mythic 40 acres, the American settlers who coveted this land, and the Native Americans who originally inhabited the land.” Alaina Roberts. D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry. Jun 2 2021 HERE Youtube live and TAPE HERE

Tek Cyear uh de Root. “19th-century Charleston Schützenfest. .. between German immigrants and Black people…” Jamaal Lemon, Brian Alberts, Mike Stein, and Peter Jones. Heurich House Museum. Se 23 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Speakers with 3 or more talks

-Dr. Leni Sorensen
Juneteenth at James Madison's Montpelier, Dr. Leni Sorenson. June 19 2020 5 TAPES available now  HERE and at Monticello HERE

Dr. Leni Sorensen cooked on the stew stove at Jefferson’s Monticello VA Se 29 2020 TAPE HERE

Colonial Chocolate in the Atlantic World. Dr. Leni Sorenson. A cacao grinding stone was at Stratford Hall, proof that enslaved cooks like Caesar made chocolate for the Lee family. Stratford Hall VA Fe 13 2021 Info and TAPE at bottom of page HERE

-Toni Tipton-Martin
Jubilee, Recipes from 200 years of African American Cooking , Toni Tipton-Martin. Gwinnett County Library GA Sept 6 2020 HERE TAPE HERE

Inside the Jemima Code: The Joy of African American Cooking. Toni Tipton-Martin. Virginia Museum of History & Culture. (previously recorded) 2020 TAPE HERE

Stories Lived & Told Through African-American Food. Toni Tipton-Martin, Kimberly Prince, Celia Ward-Wallace, Chef Marilyn. Regarding Her. Donation Jan 29 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

-Adrian Miller
The President’s Kitchen Cabinet. African American chefs who have fed the first families. author Adrian Miller. National Archives Feb 2020 TAPE HERE

In Service and Servitude. Explore the lives and experiences of the enslaved and free workers in the Confederate Presidents House. online exhibit HERE

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue, with author and "Soul Food Scholar" Adrian Miller. HFSDV The Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley May 13 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Soul Food and Civil Rights: History Around the Table. cooking and African-American history. Adrian Miller (author Soul Food; President’s Kitchen Cabinet) & Chef "The Lazy Makoti". U.S. Embassy South Africa. Feb 26 2021 HERE TAPE USEmbassySA Facebook live HERE

-Cheyney McKnight
Saying Their Names: Interpreting the Lives of the Enslaved at Historic Sites. Joe McGill (Slave Dwelling Project), Cheyney McKnight (Not your Momma’s History), panel. Apr 8 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Let's Talk About Slavery in Van Cortlandt Park. Cheyney McKnight. Van Cortlandt plantation NY Je 2021 TAPE HERE

A Day in the Life of an 18th cen. Enslaved Lady's Maid. Cheyney McKnight. For exhibit Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain During the 1700s at The Corning Museum of Glass. NY 2020 TAPE HERE

Slavery experiences

In Service and Servitude. Explore the lives and experiences of the enslaved and free workers in the Confederate Presidents House. online exhibit HERE

Transatlantic Slavery Symposium. Monticello, Mount Vernon and Benjamin Franklin House in London Schedule 2020 HERE Register HERE TAPE HERE and HERE and more

'Memoirs'

Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen. Alexander Smalls Sept 8 2021 HERE TAPE HERE

Tracing My African American Story Through Food. Michael Twitty author of The Cooking Gene. Newton Free Library. June 2021 TAPE HERE

Other

Sugar Machine: Medical Technologies and Plantation Legacies in the Caribbean Diabetes Epidemic. Dr. Amy Moran-Thomas. LACIS, UW-Madison. Nov 10 HERE TAPE HERE

Conserving "Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths" exhibit. “stabilizing and treating the objects for display, travel, and long-term storage. …issues related to works in iron, such as weight, corrosion, and past use. Christian de Brer. Fowler Museum at UCLA. May 10 2021 30min HERE TAPE HERE


Some blog posts on African Americans. James Hemings, Hercules, Robert Roberts. HERE

CALENDAR OF VIRTUAL FOOD HISTORY TALKS HERE

TALKS 2022 check for tapes

Feb 1 Tue 1-3:30 Black Women in Food History. “Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and edit entries about Black Women in food history on the site.” American Women's History Initiative. Smithsonian HERE

Fe 5 Sat 10am The History of Soul Food by the Frazier Family Coalition. “history of soul food and creates a few traditional favorites with a healthy twist.” Yuhnis Sydnor. Culinary Literacy Center. HERE

Feb 5 Sat 1 A Taste of African Heritage w/more recipes! "The ancestors of African Americans brought wonderful food traditions to parts of the Caribbean, South America, and the southern states." Shayla Felton-Dorsey. Culinary Literacy Center HERE

Feb 9 Wed 9am “If I hadn’t left, he’d been owning my little spot right now”: Farm Owners and the First Great Migration. Adrienne Petty. IHR Institute of Historical Research UK HERE

Feb 11 Fri 9-11:30 The Great Migration: An Exploration of Black, Creole Cuisine in California. Keena's Kitchen. Donation HERE

Feb 12 Sat 12 Food for Life: African American Culinary Heritage Cooking Class. Tiffany Wilkerson- Licensed Food For Life Instructor HERE

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Feb 12 Sat 7 Caesar’s Kitchen: Chocolate and Slavery at Stratford Hall. Dontavius Williams, Chris Scott, Kelley Fanto Deetz. Stratford Hall. HERE Postponed

Feb 17 Thu 6:30 The General’s Cook in Philadelphia & New York: Hercules Posey, Chef at America’s First Table and Beyond. George Washington. Ramin Ganeshram. Culinary Historians of New York $10 HERE

Feb 17 Thu 7-9 Urban Consulate: Taste the Diaspora. Panel of “Black chefs & organizers from Detroit, New Orleans & Africa come together? Join host Orlando P. Bailey for a virtual cross-city family conversation about food, land, history, healing & repair.” Urban Consulate HERE

Fe 17 or 24 Thu 9pm Black History Month: Cocktails created by America’s Black Bartenders. Alexi Fisher host of podcast History of Drinking. Cocktail Collective $30 HERE

History of America's Black Bartender. Alexi Fisher. segment History of Drinking Podcast. HERE

Feb 18 Fri 7-8:30 In our Virtual Kitchen with Chef Marcus Samuelsson author of The Rise. Central Market Cooking School $10 HERE

Feb 19 Sat 10:30-11:15AM History in the Kitchen. “food consumed by enslaved people during the 18th century in Virginia and preparing fried catfish.” Gunston Hall HERE

Feb 22 Tue 6:45-8:15 Bakers Against Racism: The Power of Community Activism through Food. Paola Velez. Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum HERE

Feb 22 Tue 7 African American Culture: The History between Plants and Africa. Michael Carter Jr. AARP not have to be member HERE

Feb 23 Wed 7 Pratt Test Kitchen presents Toni Tipton-Martin. latest book Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking. Enoch Pratt Free Library, MD HERE

Fe 24 Thu 6:30 Africa Eats. author Dame Pauline Awino Pinnock. ancient foods of Africa and make Ginger Tea. Les Dames d’Escoffier. NY $20 HERE

Fe 24 Thu 8-9:30pm Celebrating Lena Richard and NoLA Cuisine. “chef, cookbook author and entrepreneur … built a culinary empire during the Jim Crow era and helped put the Creole cooking traditions of New Orleans cuisine on the map.” Maite Gomez-Rejon | ArtBites $25 HERE

Feb 26 Sat 12:30 Afro-South American History - The Grape Harvest Festival. La Vendimia, Afro-Peruvian and Pisco (Peruvian brandy) Heygo HERE

Feb 28 Mon 11am The Role of Black Farmers in Michigan and Across the Country. AARP not have to be member HERE

Feb 28 Mon 1 The Rev. Thomas Birch Freeman: Victorian Botanist. “an Anglo-African Victorian missionary, diplomat and botanist…” in Ghana. 1809-1890. Advolly Richmond. Kew Mutual Improvement Society £3 HERE

Fe 28 Mon 6:30 African Diasporic Seeds and Seed Keeping. Amirah Mitchell. Providence Community Library. [was ]Feb 10 HERE

Feb 28 Mon 7 Sugar, Slavery, and Revolution: The Real History of White Gold. Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz. Stratford Hall HERE

Mr 3 Thu 8-9:30 A Virtual Conversation with Adrian Miller, Culinary Historian of African American cuisine. Langston Clark. Entrepreneurial Appetite's Black Book discussions HERE

Mr 14 Mon 9:30pm Meet Bryant Terry, author of Black Food. “original essays, poetry, recipes and art from over 100 Black cultural luminaries from across the globe capture the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food.” Foster City Library HERE

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