Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

Sweet Potato and Mango Spice Cake

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

December 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Piri Piri Roasted Vegetables

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

December 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Therapy Wine Bar’s Top 5 African-American Owned Wines

By Angela Terry, Co-Owner of Therapy Wine Bar Therapy Wine Bar opened its door in Bedford-Stuyvesant in September 2009. Since then we have been providing our customers with an eclectic … Continue reading

December 12, 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

African Jewel Rooibos Tea Cake

The principle of Ujamaa-Cooperative economics, to build and maintain our own stores, shops and other businesses and profit from them together, is one that has been ever present in my … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 1 Comment

In Closing: Make Kwanzaa a Family Affair

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

January 1, 2012 · 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: Brian Duncan’s Bin 36

At Bin 36, the wine flows freely, the staff is friendly and well educated about wine, and the food is deliciously complimented by wine and vice versa.  This all culminates … Continue reading

December 21, 2011 · 6 Comments

African-American Owned Wine Labels: André Mack’s Mouton Noir Wines

Written by Janelle Carter of The Cork Chronicles André Hueston Mack, winemaker and owner of Mouton Noir Wines, thinks of himself as something of a black sheep within the wine industry, … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 6 Comments

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

Habari Gani?

This is the first year I’m personally honoring Kwanzaa in my household. In years past, I was invited to a friend or neighbor’s celebration. Our household’s first year of recognizing … Continue reading

November 29, 2011

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