A pot of seasoned meat simmers on a stove

Dr. Jessica B. Harris first tasted Yassa in Senegal in 1972 on her first trip to the African continent “and it was love at first bite”. Michael Twitty traced black-eyed peas back to the Middle Passage and its roots in Africa, recognizing it as a seed of Black resilience. In the Netflix Series, High on the Hog, Dr. Harris stated, “through food, we can find out there is more that connects us than separates us”.

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