Soul Music and Black Foodways
by Margaret Russell
These two recommendations speak for themselves!
Summer of Soul is an award-winning 2021 documentary of the 1969 Harlem Soul Festival, directed by Questlove. Joyful and historic. Viewable on Hulu and in theaters. Watch a very tempting trailer here.
High On the Hog: How African-American Cuisine Transformed America is a 2021 Netflix series based on a book by culinary historian Dr. Jessica Harris. Terrific four-part series in which food writer Steven Satterfield explores African and African-American roots of American cuisine. To get you started, here’s an NPR interview with Harris and Satterfield on the book and the show.