Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

“Black Tea” and Kujichagulia

In these erratic days of turmoil and uncertainty, taking time to center ourselves is sorely needed, and what better way to do this than sitting down to a serene cup … Continue reading

December 27, 2014

A Taste of Arts and Culture

By Adrienne Cole of ARTisan Cafe Four has always been my favorite number. Forever and a day. Before I could count, I imagine that the visual of four always commanded … Continue reading

December 15, 2014

A Monthly Subscription Service Making Buying Black Easy

By Ebony Costain, Founder/Owner of Ujamaa Box Do you find yourself wanting to spend more money with Black businesses but days, weeks, months go by and you still haven’t spent a … Continue reading

December 5, 2014

HERITAGE LINK BRANDS: Wines That Unify

Selena Cuffe, President and CEO of Heritage Link Brands, is a woman of purpose. Passionate about advancing positive images of Africa and determined to provide a legacy for her family, … Continue reading

December 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

Coco Cooks Reflects on Kujichagulia… Self Determination

As a caterer, I never set out to be known, defined, or limited as a female black owned business. The other day the wife of a European dignitary who hired … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Guiding principles: Reflecting on Food, Identity and African-Diaspora Relations

Having been born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Kwanzaa is not a celebration I know much about. As I learn about the related principles and practices, I reflect on how … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Kuumba Motivates Creator of “Tofu Delights”

When Washington, D.C. Chef Jawanza Zulu sees a recipe or watches a food show featuring chicken, beef, pork, duck or desserts, he imagines how the food, its flavors and textures, can … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kwanzaa Kuumba Bear Red and Black Velvet Cake

I feel traditions take stronger root when we are young… Twirling my hair, I envisioned a Kuumba Bear. On a checked cushion of red, black, and green, I dared to … Continue reading

December 31, 2011 · 1 Comment

Ujamaa: Caterers for Your Next Special Event

Hiring a community focus caterer is within the principle of Ujamaa. The following are a few caterers to call for your next special event.

December 29, 2011

Ujamaa: Majani Catering’s Soulful Community Connection

As fellow Kwanzaa Culinarians, we raise our forks in agreement that there’s more to food than meets the stomach. Good food solidifies bonds, starts businesses and builds community. When we … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Luna’s Kitchen Magic” Celebrates Ujamaa

Seletta “Luna” Raven lives in Oakland, California. She is the woman and spirit behind Luna’s Kitchen Magic. In her own space, Luna shares the foods that resonate with herself and … Continue reading

December 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

African-American Owned Wine Labels: Mac McDonald’s Vision Cellars

Written by Janelle Carter of The Cork Chronicles There is no mistaking Mac McDonald, owner and winemaker at Vision Cellars, in overalls and straw hat on his vineyard in Sonoma … Continue reading

December 7, 2011 · 9 Comments

Shop (Black) Handmade on Etsy

Written by Yetunde Taiwo Rodriguez of AfroMartha.com As we approach Christmas (and subsequently, Kwanzaa), it is easy to get lured by all the seemingly enticing deals being offered by the … Continue reading

December 5, 2011 · 4 Comments

My First Kwanzaa

Written by Walker Tisdale III of HealthyBlackMen.org, the Number One Source for Healthy Black Men I recall my very first Kwanzaa celebration and ironically it was as an undergraduate student … Continue reading

December 2, 2011

V. Sheree Williams of CuisineNoirMag.com

When I first started blogging about food, I immediately discovered an informative culinary website focusing on African-Americans with a passion for food. CuisineNoirMag.com is one of my favorite food sites … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

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