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How Dr. Jessica B. Harris Redefined American Food

The work of Dr. Jessica B. Harris has redefined the mainstream history of American food. Now a Netflix adaptation of her book has brought her scholarship to a whole new audience.

Reconsider The Lobster
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Lobsters have been a mystery to scientists and fishermen for years. Researchers have puzzled over how to determine their age, and how they reproduce. This week we look for answers.

The Enslaved Man Who Taught Jack Daniel To Make Whiskey

One woman's quest to share the story of Nathan "Nearest" Green.

2 | When Black Chefs Created Plantation Food

We tour the kitchens of one of America's most famous plantations, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, with three descendants of enslaved Virginians.

Is The Future Of Bourbon Female?

Bourbon's growing popularity is changing an industry with deep roots in Kentucky. We travel there to learn what that means for one of the oldest and one of the youngest bourbon masters.

When Celery Was More Special Than Caviar

Celery was the hottest food trend in early 1900s America. Why did it fall from grace? And can it ever make a comeback?