The BEST Episodes of High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2021

Network: Netflix

Black food is American food. Chef and writer Stephen Satterfield traces the delicious, moving throughlines from Africa to Texas in this docuseries.

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#1 - Freedom

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 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.

star 7.47
17 votes
Our Founding Chefs

#2 - Our Founding Chefs

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 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.

star 7.25
16 votes
The Rice Kingdom

#3 - The Rice Kingdom

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 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.

star 7.20
20 votes
Our Roots

#4 - Our Roots

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 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.

star 6.96
23 votes