Today people around the country (and the world) will celebrate Juneteenth, which is a celebration of the end of slavery…an emancipation day of sorts. I may even fry some chicken or bake a cake, or something, or maybe I will just have a glass of wine.
Here in the United States […]
Part I in a series on the Lowcountry and Gullah/Geechee Culture and Food.
I just had a revelation. And, like most revelations it was borne of ideas, facts, concepts that have been swimming around in my head that have obvious connections. I woke up at 5:00 and began thinking about greens, specifically the efo I had recently at a Nigerian restaurant here in Chicago called B & […]
I have been reading Edna Lewis’ classic The Taste of Country Cooking and realizing how perceptions of African American food are painfully limited. The scope of what this food can be is so limited, this bothers me, because it has also limited the scope of what African Americans seem to think of as […]
Research for a new project I am working on has yielded some interesting results in terms of books. There are few books dedicated to the topic of the food of the African Diaspora that aren’t cookbooks and even those are few and far between.
I’m planning to write short reviews for this site […]