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Omar Tate on Getting Back to His Roots at Philadelphia's Honeysuckle Provisions

Omar Tate

For me to get back to a place of creative innocence I needed to be reminded of home. The honeysuckle bush, plant, and flower grew alongside the house where I grew up in Philadelphia, so the name “Honeysuckle” takes me back to my roots. The name itself is about re-rooting, but mostly in an ideological sense. It’s truly about creativity and not just the food, because food is a vessel to discuss reclamation, re-rooting, cultural foodways, and Black...