How does African American food continue to influence American cuisine?

African American cuisine continues to influence all kinds of other cuisines that have become popular in the U.S., including Mexican and Asian. Contributed by Refuzed.

On Saturday, five local chefs — all of whom are women of color — will be preparing a dinner called ReFuzed to showcase how “African American cuisine, already a melange of southern, French, British, Native and Afro-Caribbean influences, is changing again as it fuses with Asian, recent African, and Mexican traditions.”

With small plates and spirits, the dinner ($95, tickets at will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce at 912 E. 11th Street and will feature food from Joi Chevalier, owner of the Cook’s Nook, Institute of Culinary Education graduate Leigh-Ann Martin, Filipina chef Yana Gilbuena, Knotty Nice Bakery owner Adrian Lipscombe and private chef Ey Williams.

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