Netflix’s acclaimed series, “High on the Hog,” is set to return for a second season on November 22. Based on Jessica B. Harris’s book, the show explores African American culinary history, following food writer Stephen Satterfield as he delves into traditional Black foodways across the United States.
Netflix’s acclaimed series, “High on the Hog,” is set to return for its highly-anticipated second season on November 22. Based on Jessica B. Harris’s influential book, the show continues its exploration of African American culinary history with host Stephen Satterfield traversing the landscape of traditional Black foodways across the United States.
In the first season, Satterfield’s culinary journey took him through the Carolinas, Houston, and 1700s Virginia, shedding light on the contributions of enslaved chefs and the significance of Gullah Geechee cuisine. Season two maintains this immersive approach, featuring episodes set in New York City, New Orleans, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Satterfield engages in insightful conversations with chefs, artists, and activists, unraveling the cultural connections between West Africa and the American Gulf Coast. The series highlights pivotal moments in culinary history, from the creation of Chicken & Waffles during the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Panther Party’s Free Breakfast Program in the 1960s and present-day community gardens fighting food apartheid.
The second season of “High on the Hog” further solidifies its status as an award-winning documentary series, promising a deep dive into how African American cuisine has been a driving force behind social justice movements, community transformations, and cultural creativity in America. The docu-series, directed by Erik Parker and Kamilah Forbes, boasts executive producers such as Roger Ross Williams, Geoff Martz, Craig Piligian, Sarba Das, Fabienne Toback, Karis Jagger, Jessica B. Harris, Stephen Satterfield, and Michele Barnwell.
The four episodes of the second season will be available on Netflix on November 22. Check out the trailer below