Everything You Need To Know About Netflix's New Series High On The Hog

Netflix lovers everywhere know that the streaming giant is no stranger to putting out good shows. From woo-worthy rom-coms to dramatized period pieces, Netflix rarely disappoints when it comes to delivering memorable content. And its wide range of cooking shows is no different. Featuring a long list of food-influencing shows such as "Flavorful Origins," "Restaurants on the Edge," "Cooked," "Chef's Table," and more, there's truly no shortage of good and inspiring shows for the foodie or aspiring chef to dig into.

Now adding itself to the already impressive list of memorable content offered by the platform is a new four-part docu-series, "High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America," hosted by Stephen Satterfield (above). Taking a deep dive into the major role that African-American culture plays in the creation of American food, the new series shines a well-needed light on the often white-washed history of Black food. From the sweet crumble of fresh cornbread to the ooey, gooey baked macaroni and cheese, "High on the Hog" goes on a journey to uncover the stories of African-American food and the impact it has made on American history.

High on the Hog was inspired by a culinary history book.

Eater notes that food expert and journalist Satterfield is also the founder of food and culture magazine Whetstone. The new docu-series is an adaptation of food historian Dr. Jessica B. Harris's 2011 culinary history book "High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey From Africa to America." The production is directed by Academy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams. Dr. Harris, herself a journalist, has written 12 cookbooks and contributes to numerous food publications internationally, says her online biography at her website, Africooks. Dr. Harris will appear alongside Satterfield throughout the cultured lesson on stews, barbecue, and more.

According to Netflix, "High on the Hog" is slated to release exclusively to the streaming platform on May 26. Guaranteed to tell the explicit tale of "America's deep-rooted history of slavery, and the impact on American food as we know it today," this is one series you'll want to jump into as soon as it hits the streaming service. You may even be able to pick up a few pointers on how to perfect your favorite dish. The series' trailer is posted on YouTube.