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Important Food Moments in Black History

1813: Marks the year when Peter Hemings achieves the distinction of becoming the country's first master brewer.

1866: Marks the year that "A Household Cookery" was first released by Malinda Russell.

1897: Alfred L. Cralle is granted a patent for his invention, which is titled "Ice Cream Mold and Disher."

1910: Jones Bar-B-Q Restaurant starts in Marianna, Arkansas

1941: Dooky Chase's Restaurant opens its doors.

1949: Lena Richard made history by being the first woman of African descent to ever host her own culinary show on television.

1976: Year that Edna Lewis publishes her second cookbook, The Taste of Country Cooking, which is credited with paving the way for Black women and southern food.

2019: Year in which Chef Mariya Russell breaks new ground by becoming the first African American woman to be honored with a Michelin star.

2022: The state of Georgia will be the location of the debut of Nourish + Bloom, the world's first independent grocery store operated by a Black-owned business

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