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Black Food

Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

Bryant Terry

A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking cookbook exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry.


In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork. 

As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including "Jollofing with Toni Morrison" by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, "Queer Intelligence" by Zoe Adjonyoh, "The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food" by Leah Penniman, and "Foodsteps in Motion" by Michael W. Twitty. The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, including sentimental favorites and fresh takes such as Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes from Yewande Komolafe, Meatballs with Egusi and Squash from Edouardo Jordan, Jerk Chicken Ramen from Suzanne Barr, Avocado and Mango Salad with Spicy Pickled Carrot and Rof Dressing from Pierre Thiam, and Sweet Potato Pie from Jenné Claiborne. Visually stunning artwork from such notables as Black Panther Party creative director Emory Douglas and artist Sarina Mantle are woven throughout, and the book includes a signature musical playlist curated by Bryant.

With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul.

 

A national leader in the movement to promote healthy eating, Bryant Terry is the author of The Inspired Vegan and the critically acclaimed Vegan Soul Kitchen. Along with Anna Lappé, Bryant co-authored Grub, which the New York Times called "ingenious." He is also the host of Urban Organic, a multi-episode web series that he co-created. Bryant's work has been featured in the New York TimesGourmet, Food & Wine, O: The Oprah Magazine, Essence, Yoga Journal, and Vegetarian Times, among others. He has made dozens of national television and radio appearances including the Martha Stewart ShowEmeril GreenThe Splendid Tableand Morning Edition. He lives in Oakland, California.

 

  • Publisher: 4 Color (October 19, 2021)
  • Language: English
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1984859722
  • ISBN-13: 9781984859723
  • Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
  • UNSPSC-Code: 55101500
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches