The Secret History of Black Chefs

September 18, 2015

“Back in the 1800s, for instance, when white women began recording their family food traditions, they took credit for their slaves’ handi­work. ‘You owned Sally, you owned her recipe,’ Toni Tipton-Martin reflected on an episode of the podcast Gravy.” At Mother Jones, read about the secret history of black chefs in America.

is an intern for The Millions. She is the managing editor of Concrete Literary Magazine at Emerson College, where she is pursuing a BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. She tweets at @Cara_DuBois.

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