Celebrate Black History Month with a family-style feast, highlighting the soul-food plates that have helped shape the American table. Speakers like author LaShonda Barnett (Callaloo) and photographer Tamara Reynolds will discuss the intertwining of culinary and cultural history. In between bookish anthropological musings, chow down on comfort classics like chitlins, benne-cake pone (cornbread baked on a griddle), dark gumbo, fried catfish and sweet-potato pie. To drink, find sweet tea, available alcohol-free or spiked with bourbon.
The African-American Foodways Dinner