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Special Event #246: African American Foodways Dinner

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A dinner with Nicole Taylor!

The Roadhouse is honored to welcome Nicole A.Taylor, a nationally acclaimed cookbook author, food writer, and expert on Southern food! Nicole will join us for our 15th annual celebration of the African American contributions to the cooking of this country.

Nicole is Executive Editor of Food at Thrillist. She was the host of the food podcast Hot Grease, the author of The Up South Cookbook,, and contributed recipes to The Last O.G. Cookbook. She also serves on the board of the Edna Lewis Foundation and EATT (Equity At The Table). She contributed to Women on Food, a compilation that illuminates the notable and varied women who make up the food world.

Our special guest grew up in Athens, Georgia, where her family grew, canned and preserved their own food. Meals were made from scratch using ingredients grown in her family’s garden. After moving to Brooklyn, Nicole gained recognition in the food world cooking recipes from her Southern upbringing. Nicole is now using her role to open the door for more people of color to take on leadership positions in the culinary world.

“Many members of the food-media world agree that [Nicole] Taylor already embodies the beginning of the very sea of change she wants to create.” -Grubstreet

Our 15th annual African American special dinner will feature recipes from Nicole’s childhood that’s she’s lovingly adapted to her living-in-Brooklyn, creative farm-to-table mindset. Join us on Wednesday, February 19th as we spend an evening with a very important woman who is setting the pace for men and women of color in the culinary world!

The evening will help raise funds for We the People Growers’ Association to support its work to bring agriculture to Ypsilanti.