2019 James Beard Awards Black Nominees (The Oscars of the Culinary World)

Last week the James Beard Foundation announced their 2019 slate of finalists recognizing outstanding achievement by chefs, restaurants, journalists and authors. Not familiar with the Beard Awards? Think of them as the culinary Oscars. Below find a list of black nominees for this year. Note: If we missed somebody please reach out here.   2019 James Beard Foundation Book Awards American Between Harlem and...

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...

How to Celebrate 400 Hundred Years of African Heritage Cuisines in the U.S.

This August, our nation will observe and lament a tragic anniversary: the arrival of enslaved Africans by boat to the British colony of Virginia in 1619. Within decades of that event, the chattel slavery of Africans was fully established in what would become the United States. As we mourn the centuries of oppression that ensued, I hope that we...

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