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.
Juneteenth, ‘High on the Hog,’ restaurants return
From this Episode:
Chef Ray Anthony Barrett reconciles life through food and art
Ray Anthony Barrett stepped back from a career as an artist to express himself through food. As other chefs pivoted to takeout, he decided to retreat from Los Angeles and...
‘High on the Hog’: The major role African Americans played in shaping US cuisine
Based on the book by Jessica B. Harris and hosted by Whetstone Media founder Stephen Satterfield, “ High on the Hog ” traces the roots of American food, but what unfolds...
Where to eat now that pandemic restrictions are gone: Restaurant picks from Bill Addison
Los Angeles has reopened, and with it has come denizens of hungry Angelenos keen to bask in the glories of at-capacity restaurants and full bar seating.
‘In the Weeds’ with Swingers: Resurrecting the iconic late night diner
Swingers ’ General Manager Stephanie Wilson recalls furloughing her staff on March 16 last year before learning the popular late night diner would be closing for good.
Revisiting Evan Kleiman’s conversation with Pulitzer winner Marcia Chatelain
he first Black franchised McDonald’s opened in December 1968. By 1971, the number of Black franchises grew to almost 50.