Jessica B. Harris

Arts & Culture

Southern Women Spotlight: Mary McLeod Bethune

In 2022, the leader who used education to empower will become the first Black person to have a state-commissioned statue in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall


Jessica B. Harris’s Annual Paris Holiday

A yearly winter retreat to scout antiques, explore Black Parisian enclaves, and host a dinner where everyone’s family

Southern Roads

Riding Shotgun into the Heart of Mississippi

Jessica B. Harris on her journeys through the Magnolia State

Forgotten Southern Recipes

How to Make Watermelon Rind Pickles

Recreating a grandmother’s beloved recipe for a gift of Southern summers

Food & Drink

A Celebration of the Creativity of Black Chefs

Toques in Black honors chefs with a new book plus online cooking lessons


Reviving a Creole Cottage

A New Orleans stylist blends history and beauty with aplomb in his colorful circa-1836 home

Arts & Culture

The Leah Chase You Didn’t Know

The Queen of Creole Cuisine had another passion—collecting and heralding the work of African American artists

Arts & Culture

The Green Book–Era Legacy of Dooky Chase’s

A culinary historian recalls the influence of one of the few surviving Green Book restaurants


Five Must-Visit Spots in Martha’s Vineyard

Escaping the Southern heat for a weekend? Add these “down-island” stops to your to-do list


Falling for Martha’s Vineyard

On the island she calls her second home, writer Jessica B. Harris escapes the Southern heat

Southern Women

Leah Chase: Queen of Creole Cuisine

The legendary Dooky Chase’s chef speaks to historian Jessica B. Harris about growing up, transforming the New Orleans restaurant scene during the Civil Rights movement, and what it means to be a Southern woman

Southern Women

The Contagious Optimism of Carla Hall

The Nashville-born chef on hats, heritage, and good old-fashioned hard work

S is for Southern

Okra’s Deep Roots

More than just the South’s signature pod, okra carries thousands of years of history

City Guides

The Magical Mr. Okra

A New Orleans fixture may be gone, but his legacy will live on