Food as Exhibit

By Sean Kenniff

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Sean Kenniff
Barbecue brisket, wings, ribs, baked beans, slaw, pickles, white bread
Barbecue brisket, wings, ribs, baked beans, slaw, pickles, white bread

Jerome Grant is making history…every day: when he barbecues brisket, when he bakes beans, when he crisps-up the top layer of mac ’n cheese. Grant is a protector of family recipes passed down from slave communities and their descendants. He is the epitome of chef as storyteller. His guests enter Sweet Home Café at an acutely emotional moment in the flow of the NMAAHC, of which he’s a crucial part. Grant serves comfort food, in the truest sense of the phrase, to more than 1,000 people a day from all over the country and world. While doing so, he’s making, safeguarding, and evolving the story of African American cuisine for generations to come. 

Get the recipe for Chef Jerome Grant's Barbecue brisket with sorghum barbecue sauce

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