Rediscovering how slaves transformed the Southern kitchen

Aired: 7/4/2016 | 0:05:24 | Clip
The recipe for the bestselling brand of American whiskey wasn’t simply the invention of its founder — it was greatly influenced by a slave who worked for the distiller. That public acknowledgment by Jack Daniel’s helps raise broader questions about America’s culinary heritage and the underappreciated contributions of African-Americans. John Yang talks to culinary historian Michael Twitty for more.

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