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Black American chefs want credit for legacy of innovation

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Washington (AFP) – Black Americans have played a crucial role in shaping the nation’s cuisine and yet they have rarely been given credit for their contributions — some of which are considered among the country’s most iconic dishes. As conversations over racial injustice prompt a reexamination of the nation’s cultural record, Black chefs are seizing the moment to demand the exposure they deserve in an industry where many still struggle to break out. The institution of slavery permanently transformed America’s culinary landscape, and its ripples are still felt today. Take America’s staple comfo…

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