Kwanzaa Culinarians

Recipes and Food Stories from the African Diaspora

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

The Gourmet Diva Shares a Sweet Potato Story

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

December 19, 2011

In Spirit of Kuumba, Shelley Shares her Sweet Potato Bread Pudding

My most fond memories of Kwanzaa is Karamu or the feast. My mother made Kwanzaa a tradition in our house when I was in elementary school. Every year people would … Continue reading

December 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

Fried Cornmeal Okra

Okra is originally from West Africa, for it was introduced to the American South by the Atlantic Slave trade. Traditional African-American recipes mix okra with tomatoes, lima beans and corn. … Continue reading

December 11, 2011

An Ode to Carver and a Chance to Win a Prize from Peanut Butter and Co.

Written by Therese Nelson is the Founder of Black Culinary History BlackCulinaryHistory.com I have to admit that I have a huge historical crush on George Washington Carver. I love the spirit he … Continue reading

December 10, 2011 · 8 Comments

Kujichagulia: Honoring Potlikker to Reclaim Traditional Foodways and Ourselves

Kujichagulia: Self-Determination, Speaking for yourself and making choices that benefit the community At the farmers market, it’s not unusual for a customer to pick up a vegetable and ask, “What … Continue reading

December 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Smoked Paprika Pasta with Stir-Fry Harissa Collard Greens

In the creative spirit of Kuumba, here’s a recipe demonstrating good comfort food doesn’t always take hours of preparation and cooking. This Smoked Paprika Pasta with Stir-Fry Harissa Collard Greens … Continue reading

December 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

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

Imani: Roasted Corn, Goat Cheese, Vegan Chorizo Empanadas

Imani: “Faith,” Believing that a better world can be created for communities now and in the future. I don’t believe in T.M.I. (too much information). Not when it comes to … Continue reading

January 1, 2011 · 1 Comment

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