Africa Center and the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) are co-presenting "African/American: Making the Nation's Table," an exhibit that looks at the contributions that African American mixologists, chefs, entrepreneurs and innovators have offered to the United States' culinary canon.
The show is important in more ways than one: in addition to tackling an essential subject matter, it will be displayed inside the newly-built Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall in Harlem.
Among the plenty of must-see portions of the show is the Legacy Quilt—a massive quilt sewn by the quilting collective Harlem Needle Arts—and the Ebony Magazine Test Kitchen. "Saved from wreckage thanks to preservationists Landmarks Illinois and accessible to the public for the first time in history, [...] it was the site where recipes from Ebony food editors came together for the iconic 'A Date With a Dish' column," reads an official press release.
The installation will open on February 23 and stay put through Juneteenth. (June 19, 2022).