Celebrate Kuumba with a sausage and okra soup by Sharee of “Savory Spicerack” that is quick and easy to make.
By John Burton Jr of The Food Cravelogist Always one to fiddle around with new flavors and cuisines, I stumbled upon a mouth-watering cabbage recipe in a book entitled The African Kitchen.
By Shannon Mustipher Kuumba is one of my favorite Kwanzaa principles, because all of us have creative potential at our disposal to positively affect our situation and that of those … Continue reading
As I begin to explore the principles of Kwanzaa as an inspiration for a recipe, I was most inspired by the principle of Kuumba. There are a few different translations, … Continue reading
The Kwanzaa Principle Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah) means Creativity. Celebration on December 31st seems quite fitting, because New Year’s Eve is when we think about what we did the past 365 days. … Continue reading
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
The celebration of Kwanzaa has been an important tradition in my family for several years. In this article, I will discuss its historical development in my own family and why … Continue reading
Kwanzaa is a very important celebration for our heritage. It’s an international non-religious and non-heroic holiday to bring unity into the community. Today’s Kwanzaa principle is Kuumba (koo-OOM-bah), “Creativity.” Making the … Continue reading
It seems creativity is an innate gift of the African diaspora. From hand made jewellery, intricate hairstyles to expressive art, and indeed food, we have been blessed with the talent … Continue reading
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
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
Contributor Anthony Beal, is a fiction author turned food writer/blogger, and the creator of Flavorful World food and drink blog. If French cooking’s “mother sauces” and the “three sisters” of … Continue reading
The seven principles of the Nguzo Saba are designed to help us reflect on community building and communal advancement. Unlike its holiday counterparts, Christmas and Hanukkah, there is no canon … Continue reading
Confession: Being a Gourmet Diva, I mainly cook with fresh and whole foods these days, so don’t tell anyone I told you this. Would you ever believe there was a … Continue reading
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