Jessica B. Harris

Jessica B. Harris is one of a handful of African Americans who have achieved prominence in the culinary world. She holds a PhD from NYU, teaches English at Queens College, and lectures internationally. The author of the memoir My Soul Looks Back as well as twelve cookbooks, her articles have appeared in Vogue, Food & Wine, Essence, and The New Yorker, among other publications; she has made numerous television and radio appearances and has been profiled in The New York Times. Considered one of the preeminent scholars of the food of the African Diaspora, Harris has been inducted into the James Beard Who’s Who in Food and Beverage in America, received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University, holds awards from sources too numerous to note, and recently helped the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture to conceptualize its cafeteria.

Books by this Author

My Soul Looks Back
Beyond Gumbo
The Africa Cookbook
Iron Pots & Wooden Spoons
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Author Appearances

LEMURIA BOOKS
Talk, Q&A, Signing
202 Banner Hall
4465 I-55 North
Jackson, MS 39206
MAY 30
GARDEN DISTRICT BOOKS
Talk, Q&A, Signing
2727 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
JUN 1
ICONOCLAST DINNER EXPERIENCE
Reception, Talk, Q&A
June 8th's #IconDinner Chat, Jessica Harris will speak on a panel with Dr. Krishnendu Ray on a panel hosted in partnership with VICE's MUNCHIES. moderated by Emmy Award Winning journalist, Michelle Miller Morial.
JUN 8

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