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Black American chefs fight for greater visibility

Much of America’s food culture is built on the work of Black Americans, yet they have rarely been credited for their contributions which include some of the country's most iconic dishes, like the quintessential American staple mac and cheese. Black chefs such as Jerome Grant are now demanding their heritage be recognised, in an industry where Black people are drastically underrepresented as chefs and restaurateurs.

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Much of America’s food culture is built on the work of Black Americans, yet they have rarely been credited for their contributions which include some of the country's most iconic dishes, like the quintessential American staple mac and cheese. Black chefs such as Jerome Grant are now demanding their heritage be recognised, in an industry where Black people are drastically underrepresented as chefs and restaurateurs.