A Spicy Peanut "Mother Sauce" From Harlem, Headed to Your Back Pocket

The following piece is excerpted and lightly edited from the cookbook From Harlem to Heaven by JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls, released on February 6, 2018 (Flatiron Books). We are running JJ Johnson's essay, which discusses the Afro-Asian cuisine he and Smalls pioneered at Harlem's The Cecil and Minton's, as part of our storytelling series for Black History Month. Scroll down for his recipe.

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