Film Independent Members and guests are invited to join us for a live Q&A with High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America executive producers Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger, and host Stephen Satterfield. Moderated by Carla Renata (The Curvy Critic).
High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America takes viewers on a culinary journey that ventures from Africa to the Deep South. Adapted from food historian Jessica B. Harris’ book of the same name, the immersive four episode docuseries — part culinary show, part travelogue — follows food writer Stephen Satterfield as he meets the chefs, historians and activists who are keeping centuries-old traditions alive. Over Western African stews, soul food, barbecue and fine dining, the series, directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, reveals an expansive, eclectic culinary history shaped by slavery, the Civil War, Juneteenth and present day. It’s a story of Black America’s resilience, enduring creativity and vital contribution to America’s kitchen.
All four episodes of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America are available to stream on Netflix.
2021, 4 episodes, color | Based on the Book by Jessica B. Harris | Directed by Roger Ross Williams, Jonathan Clasberry, Yoruba Richen | Hosted by Stephen Satterfield | Produced by Shoshana Guy | Executive Produced by Roger Ross Williams, Geoff Martz, Craig Piligian, Sarba Das, Fabienne Toback, Karis Jagger
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