Ideas Matter: Anne Northup, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine | WAMC

12 Years a Slave, which just won the Oscar for Best Picture, tells the story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped from upstate New York and sold into slavery. Told from his point of view, the movie doesn’t tell what happened to his family while he was gone. This week we’ll learn about his wife Anne, who worked as a cook at the Morris-Jumel House in New York City.

via Ideas Matter: Anne Northup, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine | WAMC.