IF we were going to introduce Hercules to children i'm not sure there's a better way to do it given the facts she adds and the whole authors notes section that gives the adult points to share with the child about the truth of Hercules' life, but i think the issue I have is that we aren't honest about slavery as a nation so there is no macro to the books micro. The whole notion of the books value would only be true if there was honesty in the realities of slavery to juxtapose it and unfortunately there is absolutely none in our society's relationship with slavery.
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The symposium begins on Emancipation Day with a welcome reception in the elegant foyer of the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. We will spend the next day and a half eating and drinking together on the historic campus of Austin’s historically black college, Huston-Tillotson University, while discussing the complex intersection of African American foodways and traditions, and how they have been used to define culture.
The Iconoclast Dinner Experience is a unique culinary event curated by Lezli and Chris Harvell that will showcase the work of food, wine and spirits icons of color from no fewer than three continents. These chefs and tastemakers will collaborate on an epic and intimate gastronomic experience for 80 lucky individuals at the legendary James Beard House in New York.
The details about the dinner and more information on Fuller can be read in the Post and Courier article and in the original post here, but what i wanted to share is about the spirit of the dinner that has led to an interesting twist on selecting the 80 or so diners. Nat Fuller didn't sell tickets to his reconciliation banquet, and the committee organizing the commemorative feast is following suit. In order to ensure a group of attendees that mirrors the group that Fuller assembled, seats will be allocated by invitation. But six of those invitations will be extended to winners of an essay contest administered by The Post and Courier.
A good friend of BCH Chef Kevin Mitchell has just informed us that next April he will be heading up a dinner in Charleston, SC in the site of Nate Fuller's restaurant A Bachelor's retreat to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the civil war.
Tonight we lost a culinary giant and our community is heartsick. So often the simplistic questions about where all the black chefs are or why there aren't more black chefs in the world of fine dinning is debated and the sad part is that the very question diminishes the life long legacies of chefs like Darryl Evans.
I know you all have seen my post over the last few months about the upcoming Minority Chef Summit being held in Nassau Bahamas. This summit is the culmination of a dream Culinary Wonders USA founder, and my sisterchef for life, Erika Davis had to bring professional chefs from all over the world together to fellowship and network sharing the bond of ethnicity and love of the culinary arts.