Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

Habari Gani 2013

These past couple of years, a few food blogger friends and I, contributed recipes to This would’ve been our third year, but I needed to rest. I regret that … Continue reading

December 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Learn more about Kwanzaa

The word "Kwanzaa" comes from the phrase, "matunda ya kwanza" which means "first-fruits." Kwanzaa's extra "a" evolved as a result of a particular history of the Organization Us. It was clone as an expression of African values in order to inspire the creativity of our children. In the early days of Us, there were seven children who each wanted to represent a letter of Kwanzaa. Since kwanza (first) has only six letters, we added an extra "a" to make it seven, thus creating "Kwanzaa." To learn more about Kwanzaa, visit the Official Kwanzaa Website.