Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora


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James Beard Award Nominee

Mouthwatering, visually stunning, and intoxicating, 'Black Food' tells a global story of creativity, endurance, and imagination that was sustained in the face of dispersal, displacement, and oppression.—Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.

In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork. 

As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including "Jollofing with Toni Morrison" by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, "Queer Intelligence" by Zoe Adjonyoh, "The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food" by Leah Penniman, and "Foodsteps in Motion" by Michael W. Twitty.

The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, and Bryant has a signature musical playlist for you to cook along to here! With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul.

To cook all the recipes in this book, you will need:

  • allspice (whole + ground)
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • bay leaf
  • bay seasoning
  • basil
  • birds eye chile
  • cardamom
  • caraway seed
  • cayenne
  • celery seed
  • chaat masala
  • chili powder
  • chili flakes
  • chives
  • cinnamon (sticks + ground)
  • cloves (whole + ground)
  • coriander (seed + ground)
  • creole seasoning
  • cumin (seed + ground)
  • curry
  • dill
  • garam masala
  • garlic (granules)
  • ginger (ground)
  • hibiscus flowers
  • harissa seasoning
  • mace (ground)
  • mustard (seed + ground)
  • nigella
  • nutmeg (grate fresh)
  • onion (granules)
  • oregano
  • paprika
  • paprika (smoked)
  • parsley
  • pepper
  • peppercorn (black)
  • peppercorn (green)
  • sage
  • salt (kosher)
  • salt (himalayan)
  • salt (fleur de sel)
  • star anise
  • thyme
  • turmeric
  • vanilla bean
  • vanilla extract