“High on the Hog” is a four-part docuseries available on Netflix. The series explores the rich cultural history of African American cuisine and its contributions to American food culture. The show is based on the book “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America” by food historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris.
The series follows host Stephen Satterfield, a food writer and founder of Whetstone Magazine, as he travels through various locations in the United States and Africa to learn about the origins and evolution of African American cuisine. Along the way, he meets with chefs, historians, and other experts to explore the connections between food, culture, and history.
The series delves into topics such as the African roots of Southern cuisine, the history of Black-owned restaurants, the influence of enslaved cooks on American cuisine, and the role of food in the Civil Rights Movement. Through its exploration of food and culture, “High on the Hog” celebrates the diversity and resilience of African American people and their contributions to American society.