Mashama Bailey & Johno Morisano Debut Black, White, and The Grey

This week, Mashama Bailey and Johno Morisano release a culinary memoir, Black, White, and The Grey, co-written by the first-time authors. The book explores how two unconventional partners built a relationship and a restaurant that would inspire conversations around gender, race, class and culture.

The first-person account alternates between Mashama and Johno’s voices, offering at times conflicting perspectives of the same events. They examine the three years transforming a formerly segregated 1938 Greyhound bus terminal in Georgia into their critically acclaimed restaurant, The Grey. Through the dual memoir, the authors reflect candidly on their biases, their experiences moving from New York City to Savannah, and the shared audacity of embarking on a business partnership with an essential stranger — one who would eventually become a trusted friend.

Chapters are punctuated with a personal collection of recipes infused with Port-City foodway flavor that reflect the food that Mashama and Johno cook and have shared with each other over the years. Through it all, the pair showcase the humor, honesty and humanity that anchors a relationship forged while creating an essential American restaurant. 

Source: Becca PR

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