”Food Historian Shares Tales from Classic Cookbook” – TPR’s In Focus – Nov. 30, 2023

Food historian Carolyn Quick Tillery talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about her classic “The African American Heritage Cookbook” in The Storyline book series. When Dr. George Washington Carver came to Tuskegee Institute in the late 1800s, his research into the peanut helped save agriculture in the South through crop rotation practices.  Tillery shares several of Carver’s recipes and recounts his impact on agricultural science in broadening food availability to poor people.