Culinary historian Michael Twitty on barbecue’s West African roots, and a legendary pitmaster showcases Chicago’s very own style of barbecue.
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The word “plantation” has been used in food branding to conjure images of a romanticized American South. Now brands are removing this word. We follow up on our 2019 episode on this topic to discuss.
We tour the kitchens of one of America's most famous plantations, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, with three descendants of enslaved Virginians.
We follow barbecue from West Africa to the American South to the south side of Chicago, with help from culinary historian Michael Twitty and a pitmaster in Chicago.