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Guy Lamolinara from the Library of Congress speaks with Jessica Harris, who appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival on September 24, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Culinary historian Jessica B. Harris is an authority on the culinary culture of the African diaspora. She has shared her knowledge with audiences at the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Natural History in New York and the California Academy of Sciences. Her 11th book is "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America (Bloomsbury). Harris has written for most of the major food magazines, including Gourmet, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Saveur and Eating Well, and she is a contributing editor at Saveur and American Legacy.
About the 2011 National Book Festival
The 2011 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.