It appears that now we'll be adding another title to our must-watch list, because Netflix just released a four-part docu-series called, High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America. According to Netflix, this series follows food writer Stephen Satterfield, who “embarks on a vibrant and powerful culinary journey alongside chefs, historians, and activists that celebrates the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people.”
High on the Hog was released to Netflix earlier this week and the show has already jumped into the top ten list on the streaming site. Watch the trailer below for a better taste of what this series has to offer.
“The truth is, a lot of American food has its roots in African American food, traditions and ingenuity,” says host Satterfield. “I'm on a journey to uncover the stories of African American food and meet the new generation preserving our history.”
The docu-series was directed by Roger Ross Williams, the first African American director to win an Academy Award, and it is based on Jessica B. Harris's book, High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America.
In Netflix's official synopsis, they say: “From Gumbo to fried chicken, our culinary journey stretches from Africa to enslavement, to the Harlem Renaissance, up to our present-day; we celebrate the courage, artistry, and resourcefulness of the African American people. This is not just an African American story; it’s an American story.”
We certainly can't wait to feast upon this new Netflix treat.
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