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SXSW 2018: Explore wide-ranging influence of African American cuisine at event on Saturday

Addie Broyles

How does African American food continue to influence American cuisine?

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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