Each week we share the story of an American culinary hero from our Legacy Quilt, telling the often overlooked history of the countless Black farmers, chefs, food and drink producers, who have laid the foundation for American food culture.
The Quilt is part of our upcoming exhibition, "African/American: Making the Nation's Table." This week's featured quilt block is @charladraper.
Charla Draper is a former food editor of Ebony Magazine and Southern Living Magazine. She also served as a test kitchen manager for Kraft Kitchens and as a communications manager for the Campbell Soup Company.
Join her for a series of virtual programs celebrating Black Foodways during the 20th annual #NationalSoulFoodMonth this June: http://bit.ly/NSFM2021
Photo of Draper by Birmingham News/Joe Songer.