Black Chefs, White House

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Some kitchen stories are complicated — full of mystery and missing pieces — the truth hidden by time. No photographs to capture them, little historical record to go on. "Black Chefs, White House: African-American Cooks in the President's Kitchen” from The Kitchen Sisters is one such story. It takes us to the President's kitchen, where we learn about some of the first cooks who fed the Founding Fathers: the enslaved chefs of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The piece is part of The Kitchen Sisters' Hidden Kitchens series.

Music: "Johnny (Too) Bad" by The Slickers