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MTC Reads 2020: Notes from a Young Black Chef

This guide includes supplemental resources to help readers delve into the themes of Notes from a Young Black Chef

Themes from Notes from a Young Black Chef


A Place At The Table DVD Cover

A Place At The Table

Watch the award winning documentary directed by Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush as they examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two kids; Rosie, a Colorado fifth - grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second - grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.


Giving Thanks in Awendaw

Every year on the day before Thanksgiving, members of the Colleton-Green family of Awendaw, South Carolina, head out to the woods to hunt squirrels for the annual feast. This short film chronicles this tradition. Produced in association with the 2011 BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival by the UM Media & Documentary Projects Center and the Southern Foodways Alliance.


The Sturgeon Queens DVD Cover ArtThe Sturgeon Queens

Four generations of a Jewish immigrant family create Russ and Daughters, a Lower East Side lox and herring emporium that survives and thrives. Produced to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the store, this documentary features an extensive interview with two of the original daughters for whom the store was named, now 100 and 92 years old, and interviews with prominent enthusiasts of the store including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, actor Maggie Gyllenhaal, chef Mario Batali and 60 Minutes correspondent Morley Safer.



Tony Brown's JournalTony Brown's Journal, Racist Racism or Anti-Racist Racism?

In this 1982 episode of Tony Brown's Journal, Brown discusses racism with Blanche Boyd. A shockingly relevant conversation about race despite the age of the episode.











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