Kelley Deetz brings the fruits of her research to Philadelphia this Friday for a sold-out event at Germantown's Cliveden estate. The historic site has developed its own progressive approach to discussing its slaving past. Cliveden will host "Cookin' for the Big House: Slavery, Race, Gender & the Kitchen Axis," Deetz's talk on the immense influence West African enslaved cooks had on American cuisine.
In America, the desire to eat well should not be a cost-prohibitive pursuit. That's the credo that food writer Leanne Brown was working with when developing her latest book, a grad-school assignment turned fast-moving phenomenon aimed at democratizing access to healthy and affordable food.