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The music icon couldn't eat in restaurants while touring the segregated South in the 60s. Now she cooks for herself on the road. Plus, she tells us what she really thinks of pumpkin pie.

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The civil rights icon's unusual pancake recipe -- with peanut butter in the batter -- offers a glimpse into her personal life and reveals the history of a southern food staple.

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The comedian reflects on his experiences with race as a restaurant customer, including the pros and cons of dining out when you're in an interracial marriage.

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How do restaurants appeal to very different groups of customers at the same time? We continue our exploration of race, culture, food, and the signals restaurants send.

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What judgments do we make about a restaurant's food, based on how the people working there look?

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When you walk into a restaurant, you’re bombarded with signals that tell you what kind of place it is. But what happens when those signals bring certain people in, and keep others out?

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Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." For Artist Ashok Kondabolu and comedian Michelle Buteau, cultural appropriation and assimilation are personal.

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Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating "Other People's Food." Actress Rosie Perez says she's fed up with stereotypes of her and her food.

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Ahead of a new series on race, culture, and food, we're repeating Other People's Food. We meet Joe McNeil, whose order at a segregated lunch counter in 1960 changed the way Americans eat forever.

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