My Soul Looks Back: Jessica Harris In Conversation with Nicole Taylor

  • MOFAD Lab 62 Bayard Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States

To mark the release of her captivating memoir, My Soul Looks Back (on sale May 9, Scribner), leading food scholar and award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris joins Brooklyn-based food writer and activist Nicole A. Taylor for an intimate conversation on Harris’s seminal years in 1970s New York City.

Join us for a one-of-a-kind look at Jessica’s life, including her friendships with Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, as well as the recipes, hallmark meals, and musical playlists that constituted the smells, tastes, and sounds of a bohemian city lost to time.

Event to be followed by a book signing and informal reception with light refreshments.



About Dr. Jessica B. Harris
Jessica B. Harris is considered one of the preeminent scholars of the food of the African Diaspora. She holds a PhD from NYU, teaches English at Queens College, and lectures internationally. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Food & Wine, Essence, and The New Yorker, among other publications; she has made numerous television and radio appearances and has been profiled in The New York Times.

Photo credit: Noah Fecks

Photo credit: Noah Fecks




About Nicole A. Taylor
Nicole A. Taylor is a food writer and well known food activist in Brooklyn. She is the author of The Up South Cookbook: Chasing Dixie in a Brooklyn Kitchen.