We Eat This Back Home: African American Food Identity & Culture
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We Eat This Back Home: African American Food Identity & Culture

We Eat This Back Home: African American Food Identity & Culture

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Essex Street Market

120 Essex Street

New York, NY 10002

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In a city like New York, you'll find no shortage of food ranging from the all-encompassing "African" to so-called Soul Food. Fried chicken and biscuits, Ethiopian injera, and West African groundnut stew all fall under this delicious umbrella.

In this installment of Talk&Taste: Evenings at Essex Street Market, we're focusing on the African diaspora in New York City, and how chefs, restaurateurs, business owners, and historians are all working to preserve their diverse food traditions.

We're thrilled to have Kamau Ware moderate this talk; Kamau is a visual storyteller and former educator at the Tenement Museum whose latest project, Black Gotham, strives to answer the question: Where are Black people in the history of NYC? We'll also hear from Essie Bartel, founder of Essiespice, whose blends and sauces are a tribute to her Ghana heritage; Din Yates of Cheeky Sandwiches, a beloved sandwich shop on the LES featuring the best flavors of New Orleans; and Lance Knowling, chef and owner of blujeen in Harlmen, whose food blends Soul, Southern, and American cooking.

Join us for this very special event on Tuesday, February 28th! Get a taste of the range of African and American America foods available in NYC from 6:30-7pm, followed by a panel discussion from 7-8pm. Registration is free but RSVP is required.



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