"Food represents everything that Harlem is; its rich history, art, culture, music, and people! Harlem is a culinary destination filled with all of these things and in this film, we're going to let the people of Harlem tell their story of how food and the restaurant scene brought life back to Harlem, as they once knew it."
Harlem On My Plate will be packed with interviews from Harlemites, foodies, chefs, politicians, historians, and celebrities. The film will examine the Great Migration of African-Americans from the South to Harlem in the early 1900's, to the renowned Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and 30's, to the preservation of recipes and traditions as it relates to the present-day New Food Renaissance in Harlem. Eateries such as Wells Famous Home of Chicken & Waffles and the original Red Rooster in the 1930's, and later, the pioneering Sylvia's, and other popular restaurants such as Miss Mamie's Spoonbread Too, Amy Ruth's, Melba's, Marcus Samuelsson's Red Rooster, and The Cecil, have all contributed to the evolution of Harlem, establishing the community as a top culinary destination.Watch Now