Trans-Atlantic Food Migration: The African Culinary Influence on the Cuisine of the Americas

In the article below, culinary historian Diane M. Spivey describes the centuries-old diaspora of African foods and cooking traditions in North and South America. Africa has been a major contributor to the cuisine of North and South America although this contribution has long been overlooked, … Read MoreTrans-Atlantic Food Migration: The African Culinary Influence on the Cuisine of the Americas

Brian A. Nichols (1965- )

“Image Ownrship: Public Domain” In 2013, Brian A. Nichols, career Foreign Service officer with the rank of Minister Counselor, was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to Peru. Nichols was born in 1965, to Charles Harold and Mildred (Thompson) Nichols.  Charles Harold … Read MoreBrian A. Nichols (1965- )

Mururata, Bolivia (ca. 1851- )

Bolivian President Evo Morales with Afro-Bolivians, 2011 “Image Ownership: Public Domain” Mururata is a large village located in the tropical valleys of the Yungas region of Bolivia. Although the population of the village is small when compared to neighboring cities, the people who reside there … Read MoreMururata, Bolivia (ca. 1851- )