Cooking up Stories of Presidents’ African-American Chefs

Cooking up Stories of Presidents’ African-American Chefs

NPR aired a fascinating Presidents Day segment in the Kitchen Sisters series about George Washington's and Thomas Jefferson's slave chefs—and the little-known culinary contributions they and other African-Americans have made to White House history.You can read a synopsis and listen to the story online.If you aren't familiar with...

NPR aired a fascinating Presidents Day segment in the Kitchen Sisters series about George Washington’s and Thomas Jefferson’s slave chefs—and the little-known culinary contributions they and other African-Americans have made to White House history.

You can read a synopsis and listen to the story online.

If you aren’t familiar with Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva’s Kitchen Sisters series, it’s dedicated to exploring and preserving social history through food. Browse the archive for other stories of interest to family history and pop culture buffs, including “America Eats: A Hidden Archive of the 1930s” and “The Birth of the Frito.”

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