Dr. Jessica B. Harris smiling with her arms crossed.


Culinary Arts


Activist, Author, Educator, Food Writer, Historian, Scholar

Dr. Jessica B. Harris

Brooklyn, New York | 1970

Harris is the foremost expert on the foodways of the African diaspora and has published 12 food-related books that have been inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame. She is the lead curator of African/American: Making the Nation’s Table.

Adopted By Michael and Chhaya Sobotka