Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

Media Mentions

Dec. 17, 2012
Hot Grease–Episode 131–Year End Recap & Brown Betty Cookbook with Nicole Taylor of on

Dec. 14, 2012
African traditions and values: Kwanzaa, the “Authentic Holiday” on The Voice of Russia

Dec. 29, 2011
> Food Bloggers Take a Bite Out of Kwanzaa on’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin
> A Taste of Kwanzaa at

Dec. 27, 2011
Kale with Red Pepper, Bacon, and Our Thanks at

Dec. 26, 2011
> Kwanzaa Celebration 2011 at
> Southern Passion Lounge with Chef Amadeus

Dec. 20, 2011
An Online Kwanzaa Celebration by Lauren Salkeld at The Epi-Log on

Dec. 8, 2011
Latina Bloggers Weekly Round-Up Dec. 8 at

Dec. 6, 2011
> Daily Positive News- Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at
> Kwanzaa Culinarians at

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Learn more about Kwanzaa

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.

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