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This Chef Is Shopping for Land To Assist Black Farmers Protect Their Foodways

Adrian Lipscombe, chef-owner of Uptowne Café and Bakery in La Crosse, Wisconsin, seen one thing uncommon taking place after the demise of George Floyd and the ensuing Black Lives Matter protests. She started receiving nameless donations and Venmo funds from acquaintances and strangers (largely white girls, she stated) together with messages resembling, “on your emotional […]

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If You Still Don’t Get Why COVID-19 Hit Black People Harder, Read This

This Voices In Food story, as told to Amanda Balagur, is from Dr. Jessica B. Harris, a journalist, culinary historian and acclaimed author of thirteen books. Her work — especially that of her cookbooks — focuses on the food and foodways of the African diaspora. In recent years, Harris has received multiple awards, including a […]

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JJ Johnson: Black Cooks Aren’t ‘Looking For Charity’

James Beard Award-winning chef Joseph “JJ” Johnson helms FieldTrip, a community-based eatery in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood that “celebrates culture through the shared experience of rice.” He has experienced police brutality firsthand and, as part of the James Beard Impact Programs Advisory Committee and the Food Bank For New York City, Johnson strives to […]

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6 Unsung Black Culinary Heroes Of The Past

Before there was an official observance of Black History Month in February each year, there was Negro History Week. Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History led a full week of celebrating the contributions of African Americans. But too often is Black History Month a blip on the […]