Food Network’s “The Juneteenth Menu” series has been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award, Charleston Sean reports.
The Juneteenth Menu is a Food Network miniseries featuring host Michelle Berry of the Black Southern Belle blog, highlighting the different foods celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States featuring a diverse group of South Carolina-based chefs. The show was intended to highlight the connection between black heritage, entrepreneurship and history, and to identify Juneteenth origins that viewers may not be aware of.
In the series, top chefs include Charlotte Jenkins, author of “Gullah Cuisine: By Land and Sea,” Gina Capers, founder of Savannah-based What Gina Cooking Company, and Emma Cromedy, owner of Carolina’s Dessert Boutique in Summerville. . “
The series was filmed on Perry’s front porch and features each chef as they prepare a different Juneteenth item. Berry makes muscadine shrimp and sausage skewers while interviewing, Jenkins makes pilaf, and capers fry some fish with cabbage and cabbage while Krumidi bakes Southern pound cake and tea cakes.
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Fresh, local ingredients were sourced for each dish, and Tanika Reeves, founding member of “The Cocktail Bandits” in Charleston, assembled the group to make a themed cocktail called the “Red Star” in honor of Juneteenth. The unique series has now been nominated for the Outstanding Short Day Program category at the Emmys. Perry took to social media to thank everyone who had a role on the show.
“I remain in disbelief but so grateful to the team that made this Emmy nomination possible,” Berry wrote.
This year’s Emmys winners will be announced at the Daytime Emmy Awards on June 24 at 9 p.m. on CBS.
This article was originally published on BOTWC