The BEST episodes of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America
Every episode of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America!
Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries.
#1 - Our Founding Chefs
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/26/2021
From mac and cheese to Virginia ham: Jefferson's and Washington's renowned enslaved chefs James Hemings and Hercules left the nation hungry for more.
#2 - Freedom
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/26/2021
Barbecued brisket meets Senegalese lamb and a Juneteenth feast as Stephen heads to Texas to ride with Black cowboys and take in Jerrelle Guy's cakes.
#3 - Our Roots
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2021
The hunt for African American food's roots goes to Benin, where okra and yam rule the market and pre-enslavement fish and corn plates reign at a table.
#4 - The Rice Kingdom
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/26/2021
In the Carolinas, Stephen looks at the human cost of rice and goes whole hog with Gullah chef BJ Dennis and those preserving Black culinary traditions.