High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America (2021)


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High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

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A lovingly crafted series that goes far beyond the conventions of food TV, High on the Hog's intimate portraits of African cuisine's history and impact on modern American food are as as insightful as they are hunger inducing.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 15

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Air date: May 26, 2021

The hunt for African American food's roots goes to Benin, where okra and yam rule the market and pre-enslavement fish and corn plates reign at the table.

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Air date: May 26, 2021

In the Carolinas, Stephen looks at the human cost of rice and goes whole hog with Gullah chef BJ Dennis and those preserving Black culinary traditions.

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Air date: May 26, 2021

From macaroni and cheese to Virginia ham, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington's renowned enslaved chefs James Hemings and Hercules leave the nation hungry for more.

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Air date: May 26, 2021

Barbecued brisket meets Senegalese lamb and a Juneteenth feast as Stephen heads to Texas to ride with Black cowboys and take in Jerrelle Guy's cakes.

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Critic Reviews for High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America: Limited Series

Audience Reviews for High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America: Limited Series

  • Jul 18, 2021
    High on the Hog (TV 2021): How African-American cuisine transformed America. It's a food show, but it's also a history show. From Benin to South Carolina to Philadelphia to Texas, our nation's menu was created by Blacks. Stephen Satterfield finds the culture behind the menu. B+
  • Jun 06, 2021
    Terrific, Amazing. Astounding. Moving. Host Stephen Satterfield's demeanor is so calm and affecting in relaying the tragic history and connections here it ascends beyond a mere food docu-series. It's brilliant.
  • Jun 05, 2021
    Only intended to watch the first five minutes and stayed glued to the end of the episode. I had a trip to Benin cancelled because of the pandemic. That would have been my first time to West African. Now, I absolutely cannot wait to go.
  • Jun 02, 2021
    Not worth the watch. Also leaves a lot of other cultures contributions (specifically Native/Indigenous/Mestizo/Mexican) to American diet completely out of the Picture.
  • Jun 01, 2021
    It gets a lot wrong historically by exaggeration and trying to stick on theme. That's a shame because they don't need to to tell an amazing story of the influence, life, and culture here.
  • May 28, 2021
    This was so well done. I wasn't expected to feel so emotional after watching , but wow. Amazing!
  • May 27, 2021
    Powerful. Entertaining. Inspiring. Informative. This mini series is thought provoking, beautiful, at times heart breaking, but also ultimately uplifting. I started watching this because I love the subject matter, but I kept watching it because I love people. This is what any form of entertainment should strive to achieve.

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