Juneteenth, ‘High on the Hog,’ restaurants return

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Producers Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger discuss their four-episode TV adaption of the book “High on the Hog,” hosted by Stephen Satterfield. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

June 19, 1865 was the day in Galveston, Texas when enslaved African Americans learned they were free a full two years after then-President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Today is Juneteenth, the yearly holiday Black Americans celebrate their true emancipation. Chef and artist Ray Anthony Barrett discusses how he incorporates Hoppin’ John and other dishes into his Juneteenth menus. Host Stephen Satterfield joins producers Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger in their journey to bring the book “High on the Hog” by Jessica B. Harris to the small screen. Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Bill Addison returns with his most anticipated dining experiences now that reservations are open across the city. Stephanie Wilson solicited funds to reopen the beloved diner Swingers in this week’s edition of “In the Weeds.” Marcia Chatelain recently was awarded a Pulitzer in history for her work, “Franchise.” Finally, it’s berry season at the farmer’s market.



Evan Kleiman