Celebrate Kuumba with a sausage and okra soup by Sharee of “Savory Spicerack” that is quick and easy to make.
It is our responsibility to use our life experiences to help elevate the lives of others. Regardless of how much of a mess you think your life is, that mess can be used to create something beautiful. Story by Brandi’s Diary | #Nia | #KwanzaaCulinarians
In the spirit of Umoja, Julia Turshen of “Feed the Resistance” shares her Angel Food Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and talks about volunteering at Angel Food East.
#HappyKwanzaa 2016: We’re unplugging for the rest of the year to freshly start anew in 2017.
By Chrystal Baker of The Duo Dishes and Any and Everywhere. Chef Pierre Thiam’s new cookbook, Senegal, a detailed look into the culture and food of his homeland. The full title, … Continue reading
By Chrystal Baker of The Duo Dishes and Any and Everywhere. Ujamaa, cooperative economics, is the topic of the day, and it’s a big one in light of the holiday season. A … Continue reading
The holidays are usually a time where people come together in ways that are unlikely the rest of the year. If you are a New Yorker like myself, you are … Continue reading
When I was asked to join Kwanzaa Culinarians, I knew that this would be a great opportunity to reflect on this past year. Reflection is something that I’m admittedly kinda … Continue reading
“We begin with history” – Dr. Nikky Finney, Nation al Book Awards opening line from her 2011 Acceptance Speech In preparing for this year’s Kwanzaa Culinarians, I reread some of … Continue reading
By Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes Growing up, Umoja was the Kwanzaa principle that meant the most to me, probably because it was the one that was most widely praised or even mentioned. … Continue reading
By Sanura Weathers of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com Lavender isn’t traditionally an African ingredient (at far as I know). The best is grown in France, where it’s mixed in an Herbs de Provence … Continue reading
By Yetunde of YetundeRodriguez.com Chin-Chin is one of the most popular and easily recognizable Nigerian (or West African, for that matter) snacks. It is a snack that is made for … Continue reading
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
By Steven “Konata” Allwood There was a moment in episode 12 of Top Chef Season 8 (Top Chef: All Stars) that I’m sure went unnoticed by the vast majority of … Continue reading
My maternal grandmother, Mrs. Earcie Bodiford Ginwright, a life-long Alabamian, taught me more about African values than my African study and Swahili language classes taught me. I moved from Alabama … Continue reading
As a kid, I remember having to learn the meaning of things through association with other similar things. It was a fun way to learn and is actually quite an … Continue reading
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. I am—well, I guess—I was the grinch. But, not in the obvious ways, and quite honestly this realization came to me as … 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
We face neither East nor West; we face Forward. by Kwame Nkrumah Kujichagulia (pron: koo-jee-chah-GOO-lee-ah) is the guiding principle of the second day of Kwanzaa. Defined as self-determination, it affirms … Continue reading