Food Historian Celebrates Juneteenth Traditiions – TPR’s In Focus- June 20, 2022

Today, in observance of Juneteenth, food historian Carolyn Quick Tillery traces the story from the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation forward through the Juneteenth writings of “Invisible Man” author Ralph Ellison.  She discusses with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson the meaning of red foods in historic African American recipes, and she shares the recipe for Strawberry Champagne Punch.  Her books include “The African American Heritage Cookbook” and “Southern Homecoming Traditions: Recipes and Remembrances.”