Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

Nia: Biscuits on the Side

With all that’s happening in the world and in the news, we can’t help but remember that each day is a gift and tomorrow is never promised. We have to … Continue reading

December 16, 2014

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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.