High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

By Jessica B. Harris

Acclaimed cookbook writer Jessica B. Harris has spent a lot of her existence discovering the nutrients and foodways of the African Diaspora. High at the Hog is the end result of years of her paintings, and the result's a most attractive background of African American food. Harris takes the reader on a harrowing trip from Africa around the Atlantic to the US, monitoring the rigors that the folks and the nutrition have gone through alongside the best way. From chitlins and ham hocks to fried bird and vegan soul, Harris celebrates the scrumptious and restorative meals of the African American adventure and info how every one got here to shape such a big a part of African American tradition, historical past, and id. even though the tale of African delicacies in the United States starts with slavery, High at the Hog eventually chronicles an exciting historical past of triumph and survival. The paintings of a masterful storyteller and an acclaimed pupil, Jessica B. Harris's High at the Hog fills a big hole in our culinary heritage.
Praise for Jessica B. Harris:
"Jessica Harris masters the power to either train and encourage the reader in a desirable new way." -Marcus Samuelsson, chef proprietor of eating place Aquavit

Show description

Preview of High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America PDF

Best Cooking books

Chez Panisse Vegetables

For twenty-five years, Alice Waters and her neighbors at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California have devoted themselves to the perfect of serving the best, hottest meals with simplicity and magnificence. From smooth child asparagus in early spring, to the colourful spectrum of peppers on the peak of summer season; crisp, leafy chicories in autumn, to candy butternut squash at midnight of wintry weather, a lot of the foundation approximately what to place at the menu comes from the prime quality produce Waters and her cooks search out year-round.

From Emeril's Kitchens: Favorite Recipes from Emeril's Restaurants

What's the following smartest thing to consuming at one among Emeril's eating places? Making your favourite Emeril dishes at domestic! And you can now with Emeril's new ebook, From Emeril's Kitchens.

Emeril Lagasse, America's favourite chef, has collected one hundred fifty of the preferred, such a lot asked recipes from six of his eating places, and has incorporated dozen new own favorites in addition. while you are one of many many lovers who've loved a memorable meal at one in every of Emeril's eating places or tuned into his tv cooking exhibits, and need to proportion that notable event with family and friends, From Emeril's Kitchens! is the publication for you.

From Emeril's New Orleans, attempt your hand on the Home-Smoked Salmon Cheesecake or the Barbecued Shrimp with Rosemary Biscuits. NOLA within the French area is understood for the Cedar-Planked Fish with Citrus Horseradish Crust and Citrus Butter Sauce and the over-the-top dessert Chicory espresso Crème Brûlées with Brown Sugar Shortbread Cookies. Entertain at weekend brunch as they do at Emeril's Delmonico and make the dependent Poached Eggs Erato or Souffléd Spinach and Brie Crêpes. discover the tropics with dishes from Emeril's Orlando corresponding to the Poached Grouper with Mango Salsa, Smashed Avocado, Coconut-CilantroRice Pilaf, Black Bean Sauce, and Tortilla Chips.

Looking for a real steak condominium adventure? The Seared red meat Tournedos with Herb-Roasted Potatoes and Sauce au Poivre from Delmonico Steakhouse in Las Vegas are only the price ticket. Seafood fans can dig into Poached Oysters in Herbsaint Cream or the Spiny Lobster-Tomato Saffron Stew with Shaved Artichoke and Olive Salad from Emeril's New Orleans Fish House.

So, unfold the meals of affection and kick up your kitchen one other notch with From Emeril's Kitchens!

Emeril Lagasse is donating a section of his proceeds from the e-book to The Emeril Lagasse starting place, a nonprofit association tested to help and inspire courses that create developmental and academic possibilities for kids.

Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste in Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker

Stressed to get a delectable, nutritious dinner at the desk in a flash? just like the suggestion of getting ready fork-tender red meat stew in thirty mins and pot roast in less than an hour? All this and extra is made attainable via the strain cooker, a mystical equipment that produces soul-satisfying, home made meals in one-third (or much less) the normal cooking time.

Emeril's Kicked-Up Sandwiches: Stacked with Flavor

“Emeril Lagasse’s books are so in charge, jam-packed with obtainable recipes that yield first-class effects. ”—Chicago TribuneFrom Emeril Lagasse, one in every of America’s favourite cooks, comes a mouthwatering choice of greater than a hundred basic, flavorful recipes for the final word sandwiches. Stacked with taste, even if it’s Smoked Salmon on a Bagel with Mascarpone unfold, a vintage Reuben, or Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey, Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches is all you’ve ever hungered for among slices of bread…on-the-go, connoisseur, and every thing in among.

Additional resources for High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Show sample text content

Smith, who opened her eponymous eating place at the fringe of New York’s theater district in 1986. It was once a raffle, however the position swiftly grew to become a hangout for black pros; it was once one of many few areas downtown the place they can congregate between like parents. The eating place thrived, pushed by means of the bar scene, and at last moved to greater digs a number of blocks away. The menu revivified previous Southern favorites like fried eco-friendly tomatoes, crab muffins, macaroni and cheese, and mashed candy potatoes, and it additionally gave a nod to Caribbean impacts, with pigeon peas and rice and fried plantains. They have been served along dishes like curried coconut oysters with a coconut wasabi dip and “Swamp Thang,” a sauté of shrimps, scallops, and crayfish napped with a Dijon mustard sauce and provided over a mattress of vegetables. Smith grew from good fortune to good fortune. together with her version bearing and varnish, she was once the appropriate crossover culinary icon for the interval. finally she moved out of the metaphoric “kitchen” and have become a model, following within the footsteps of Martha Stewart, possibly the main profitable of the entire culinary marketers. Media-genic Smith has been such a success together with her endeavors that she has penned cooking and way of life books, had her personal radio exhibit, and was once the host of her personal tv sequence. Her B. Smith with type domestic assortment is offered at mattress tub and past shops round the state, she turned the spokesperson for quite a number items, and she or he now owns 3 eponymous eating places. B. Smith’s have been open for a number of years whilst Café Beulah opened downtown within the early Nineteen Nineties. Café Beulah, in spite of the fact that, was once a brand new form of African American culinary pastime: one who mixed African American foodstuff with a atmosphere packed with black and white celebrities and bold-face names. additionally positioned downtown, outdoors of Harlem, it provided a menu of meals defined as “Southern revival” via Alexander Smalls, the strength majeure at the back of where. The bistrolike décor—tile flooring, cream and white partitions, and a burnished wooden bar close to the doorway of the small eighty-seat spot—offered no trace to its ethnicity. That was once subtly performed by means of the images adorning the partitions displaying blacks at play, together with considered one of blacks in a vehicle in Paris with the Arc de Triomphe within the history! The menu was once like no different: chook liver paté wrapped in collard vegetables, macaroni and cheese terrine, and free-range fried poussin with wild rice cake and Lowcountry succotash. right here used to be an African American position that dared to “signify,” or slyly touch upon, American attitudes towards soul foodstuff and expectancies of black eating places. whereas the menu used to be sassy, some of the dishes, just like the seafood and crab gumbo and the hush pups, provided Carolina Lowcoun-try foodstuff in virtually vintage presentation. a part of the entice of Café Beulah was once the people-watching. A former opera singer, Smalls handled Café Beulah as his personal own salon, and where attracted a crowd of black notables, from opera singer Kathleen conflict to author Toni Morrison, giving the spot a frothy consider applicable to the fin de siècle.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 47 votes