There's perhaps no greater expert on the food and foodways of the African Diaspora than Doctor Jessica B. Harris. Jessica is the author of 12 cookbooks, and in her more than 3 decades as a journalist, she's written book reviews, theater reviews, travel, feature, and beauty articles too numerous to note. She's a founding member of the Southern Foodways Alliance, she's decorated with awards and honors, and holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate in Performance Studies from NYU. Doctor Jessica B. Harris damn near knows it all when it comes to African and Caribbean cuisines and culinary history. She's a living legend. This program has been sponsored by Tekserve.
"Food has always been important." [13:30]
"Instead of writing just straight travel, I would write about travel with a food bent." [14:30]
Jessica B. Harris on Evolutionaries