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High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America Season 1 Episodes

Season 1 Episode Guide

Season 1

4 Episodes 2021 - 2021

Episode 1

Our Roots

Wed, May 26, 2021 59 mins

Stephen's journey begins in Benin, where he tours open-air markets abundant with yam and okra. Later, Stephen samples homemade fish and corn dishes.

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Episode 2

The Rice Kingdom

Wed, May 26, 2021 47 mins

Stephen meets up with chef BJ Dennis in the Carolinas to discuss the legacy of rice in the area, as well as other chefs working to celebrate uniquely Black cuisines.

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Episode 3

Our Founding Chefs

Wed, May 26, 2021 52 mins

Historical evidence reveals the early presidents' reliance on slaves to produce high-quality meals that became the envy of the fledgling nation's elite.

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Episode 4


Wed, May 26, 2021 52 mins

In Texas, Stephen samples brisket and Senegalese-style lamb alongside a troupe of Black cowboys.

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