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A Conversational Journey with Dr. Jessica B. Harris

Born in Queens, New York, Dr. Jessica B. Harris has a pulse of the city forever running through her veins. She is also a master of the French language, a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International (a philanthropic organization of women leaders in the fields of food, beverage and hospitality), and a Ph.D on the French speaking theater of Senegal. But it’s her food writing side hustle (as she calls it) that’s kept her busy and her readers and listeners tuned in with her work for the past decade.

In our first ever audio interview, Dr. Harris chats with Ben Lee and Ariana Garbaccio about the time in her youth spent with Dr. Maya Angelou, her mastery of the French language and culture and her close kinship with the late Chef Leah Chase. She also gives us a glimpse into the new Netflix Docuseries, High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America, which is based on her book of similar namesake.

Listen in for her most delicious revelations.