I am late with this, at least here on the site. I’ve been talking up the 2011 International Year for People of African Descent since late 2010 with friends, on Twitter and on Facebook but haven’t done anything special to commemorate it with Roots Cuisine, for various reasons. Most of them logistical and […]
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We’re very serious about promoting the foodways of African Diaspora and need your help. There are so many things to do and only so many hours in the day, and with a whole globe and quite a few languages to cover we need to develop our networks […]
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 […]
Yam, igname, ñame, inhame… all rooted in various West African words: nyam, iyan that not only refer to the tuber itself, but can also mean food, or even to eat reflecting the importance of the vegetable to cultures throughout the region . In Jamaican the word for eat is nyam. No coincidences here. I have […]
“…next time we make some okro soup or cow foot and tripe wit’ somethin’ like gari. You like gari, Angel? Maybe some fufu. What do you think?”
What do I think? Well, I don’t know and I didn’t when he asked me. Having begun to explore the food of Africa in order to […]
So, I was doing a search for websites on African American food, using that search term specifically, and essentially came up with nothing. Most of the entries ended up being redirected to sites about soul food, which while encompassed under the umbrella of African American food is really, it seems, more of a […]
After a somewhat emotionally draining last few days–go BO!–I’m back and ready to pick up with things again. And the best part is that Guantanamo Bay is being dismantled as I write. Happiness!!!
Last winter/spring/summer, my obsession was Afro-Latin food from the Caribbean and Brazil. I read, ate, cooked everything I could. For a month […]
One of the most interesting things about the food of the African Diaspora is how closely it connects its members to one another and how little the members of the Diaspora realize it. They often deny it. Most Dominicans, African-Americans, or Brazilians would deny their close cultural connections, but they do exist. My aim […]