The Legacy Quilt Project

A story-gathering project featured in MOFAD’s exhibition African/American: Making the Nation’s Table. Who is your African American culinary hero?

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Black-Eyed Peas

Black-eyed peas are central to African diaspora cooking. They may be found stewed in Ghana’s tomato-rich red-red or shelled, blended, and fried in Nigerian akara and Brazilian acarajé. With rice and pork, they feature in some versions of Hoppin’ John, eaten for good luck on New Year’s Day.

The Legacy Quilt

Explore some of the incredible stories of African Americans who have shaped our country’s culinary identity.

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The Legacy Quilt Project is a project of the Museum of Food and Drink. MOFAD welcomes submissions of African American culinary heroes to add to our Legacy Quilt as part of our exhibition, African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.


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