The narrative about Black food is often one of resilience—a history of dishes and cooking passed down from one generation to the next as Black people survived subpar and inhumane conditions. The flow of information is so free and fast, and as we’ve seen with the proliferation of social media, all of the trends, just like offline, originate from Black culture. You can get some of this Black culture but it’s not yours. Is there a way Black families like Gabby’s can protect themselves? Within a year, we had gotten the book High on the Hog and we were like, “Here we are.