Out of Africa : foods, techniques, and ceremonies of the mother continent -- Sea changes : enslavement, the middle passage, and the migrating tastes of Africa -- The power of three : arrivals, encounters, and culinary connections -- The tightening vice [i.e. vise] : indenture to enslavement and the African hand in the food of Colonial America -- In sorrow's kitchen : hog meat, hominy, and the africanizing of the palate of the South -- City food, South and North : caterers, cala vendors, and the continuing of African culinary traditions -- O freedom! : jubilee jubilations -- Westward ho! : migrations, innovations, and a growing culinary divide -- Movin' on up! : resilience, resistance, and entrepreneurs large and small -- We shall not be moved : sit-ins, soul food, and increasing culinary diversity -- We are the world : making it in an expanding Black world and joining an unbroken African culinary circle -- Recipes.