The smells in the kitchen, the unforgettable flavors—these powerful memories of food, family, and tradition are intertwined and have traveled down from generations past to help make us the people we are today. Now, Tavis Smiley’s America I AM exhibit has joined forces with Chef Jeff Henderson and Ramin Ganeshram to create the American I AM Pass It Down Cookbook. This special keepsake preserves AfricanAmericans’ collective food history through touching essays, celebratory menus, and over 130 soul-filled and soul-inspired recipes. There’s even a section for you to add your own family recipes and “pass it down” to the next generation.

 
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