Genealogy society program to focus on enslaved cooks

The Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical and Historical Society will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 12. The meeting will feature a talk by Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz about her book, Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine

In relating the history and legacy of enslaved plantation cooks, Dr. Deetz draws upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records and folklore to…

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