African-American Chefs in the White House and in American Cuisine, Plus Technique Talk: HWC-2018-02-06

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 The cover of  The President's Kitchen Cabinet,  by Adrian Miller

The cover of The President's Kitchen Cabinet, by Adrian Miller

We first featured African American White House chefs on Hot Water Cornbread in early 2016. Ouita’s research on enslaved chefs who served George Washington and Thomas Jefferson left us amazed and interested in more.

This week we talk about new work by Adrian Miller, author of The President’s Kitchen Cabinet, published in 2017, and Michael Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene, also published in 2017. These authors further our shared understanding of the leading role African American culinary professionals have played historically and continue to play in American cuisine.

Ouita also continues our “Just Cook” theme by describing pan searing, pan steaming, and braising for weeknight home cooks. Enjoy this packed show!

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