The year 2022 was fruitful for Black chefs and cookbook authors. Here are some of our year-end favorites. They consist of a variety of inventive vegan options, intriguing titles from famous chefs, and a few distinctive regional picks. Buy one or two for the cook on your holiday shopping list, or for your collection.
Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations
The very first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth, from food writer and cookbook author Nicole A. Taylor—who draws on her decade of experiences observing the holiday.
Eat Plants, B*tch: 91 Vegan Recipes That Will Blow Your Meat-Loving Mind
From the Slutty Vegan herself, a collection of ninety-one delicious, guilt-free, plant-based recipes that you will love to indulge in from the comfort of your own home.
Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations
Tabitha Brown, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Feeding the Soul, presents her first cookbook—full of easy, family-friendly vegan recipes and stories from the spirit, inspired by her health journey and love of delicious food.
Vegan Africa: Plant-Based Recipes from Ethiopia to Senegal
An authentically African and naturally vegan culinary journey across the continen
The Way Home: A Celebration of Sea Islands Food and Family with over 100 Recipes
Kardea Brown, the breakout star of Food Network’s hit show Delicious Miss Brown celebrates the Gullah/Geechee culinary traditions of her family in this spectacular cookbook featuring 125 original mouthwatering recipes and gorgeous four-color photos.
Ghetto Gastro Presents Black Power Kitchen
Part cookbook. Part manifesto. Created with big Bronx energy, Black Power Kitchen combines 75 mostly plant-based, layered-with-flavor recipes with immersive storytelling, diverse voices, and striking images and photographs that celebrate Black food and Black culture, and inspire larger conversations about race, history, food inequality, and how eating well can be a pathway to personal freedom and self-empowerment.
Tanya Holland's California Soul: Recipes from a Culinary Journey West
80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.
Marvel's Black Panther The Official Wakanda Cookbook
Wakanda forever! Celebrate the flavors of Africa with this cookbook inspired by over fifty years of Black Panther comics.
My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef: A Cookbook
A BON APPETIT BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • What is American food? In his first cookbook, Kwame Onwuachi (“the most important chef in America” —San Francisco Chronicle), the acclaimed author of Notes from a Young Black Chef, shares the dishes of his America; dishes that show the true diversity of American food.
Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island
This is the first major Gullah Geechee cookbook: Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, shares the recipes and the history of an essential American community
Justice of the Pies: Sweet and Savory Pies, Quiches, and Tarts plus Inspirational Stories from Exceptional People: A Baking Book
Pies (and tarts, quiches, and more) with a purpose from celebrated Chicago baker and star of Netflix’s Bake Squad, Maya-Camille Broussard