Spring 2019 Culinary Awards Events Recap

Three significant culinary award events happened during Spring 2019, and African heritage people fared well. Here's a rundown of the winners at each event. The James Beard Foundation Book Awards, New York City, NY--April 26, 2019 American Cookbook Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day, Chef JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls (with Veronica Chambers) (Flatiron Books). Cookbook Hall...

Deep Cuts: How a Black Craftsman Started Making Amazing Custom Knives for Chefs

What’s a chef without their knives? Knives are an extension of a chef’s body—a tool that shapes, crafts and manipulates ingredients to produce an expression of their creativity and an appetizing meal for customers. Without quality knives a chef could be rendered useless. This where expert bladesmith Quintin Middleton of “Middleton Made Knives” shines. In an interview with Francis Lam,...