Interesting fans of series and documentaries, especially food: Netflix has just been released To Order: How African American Food Transformed AmericaThe new culinary documentary series. This production is divided into four parts and combines elements of food offerings, history, and travel, with an emphasis on the people and places that were formative in the creation of African American food, which in turn became simply American.
Based on the foundational book of the same name written by food historian Jessica B Harris, The series travels to Benin, West Africa, as well as the United States, from South Carolina to Texas, through Philadelphia and New York, while revealing the stories behind African American table food and its relationship to black history.
To Order: How African American Food Transformed America Created by filmmakers Karis Jagger s Fabian Tupac, Who served as executive producer and hired director Roger Ross Williams to direct the project. Food writer, chef, and bartender Stephen Satterfield, for his part, took his first job as a TV host for the show.
From an emotional moment at a memorial site reminiscent of the slave trade in Ouidah, Benin, to a tour of sweets and traditions in Juneteenth (an unofficial American holiday that commemorates the liberation of enslaved African Americans every June 19), The program is an extensive and prolific show of history’s painful and festive moments, along with the traditional sound of South Carolina’s Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters.
“Our agricultural knowledge linked to our culinary knowledge, with this historical and cultural context, is what I feel has not been seen or presented as part of a coherent story. Until now.” Satterfield told Variety. You can watch the trailer for To Order: How African American Food Transformed America Then play the documentaries on Netflix.
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