High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

By all means, whenever you get an opportunity—be sure to watch Netflix’s High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.

This limited series, which features a total of 4 episodes, is high art on common ground, in terms of culinary broadcasting. The cinematography is sweeping, with engagingly profound dialogue, and poignant lessons sans a heavy hand. The conversations, while dealing with a number of historical and cultural topics, are framed in a culinary sense. There is nourishment…

In short, this is must-see tv.

Chef and writer, Stephen Satterfield does an excellent job in presenting this very well done production. Each and every participant brings important perspective and nuance to the show. They illustrate the greater discussion that African Americans, even with all of our shared experiences, are not monolithic.

My favorite segments were, all of them. Honestly, I enjoyed every moment of this wonderfully inspirational documentary.

In May 2021, The New York Times did a glowing write-up of High on the Hog.

The Netflix series is based on the book, High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America, authored by Jessica Harris:

Goodreads page on High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America

Be sure to read that, too!

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