6 new cookbooks from Black Chefs – Free Press of Jacksonville

1. An African American Cookbook: Exploring Black History and Culture through Traditional Food by Phoebe Bailey

Although soul food is synonymous with the South, blacks in the US are familiar with these calming dishes, partly due to the great migration. Many of these foods, like black-eyed peas and okra, come from the African continent. In an African American cookbook, Phoebe Bailey provides historical anecdotes that link the dishes with the reasons for their creation. You will find 400 (!) Recipes to choose from to create a complete meal. This is more than a cookbook – it is a labor of love honoring those who came before, even as we continue the tradition of soul food cooking today.InBibisKitchen_in bibis kitchen_1800.jpg

.2. In Bibi’s kitchen: The recipes and stories of grandmothers from the eight African countries that touch the Indian Ocean by Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen

The term ā€œBibiā€ means grandmother in Swahili, and this unique cookbook contains recipes by matriarchs from eight African countries. Meet the real women behind the dishes like Ma Shara and her signature ajemi bread with carrot and green pepper recipe. Or New York-based Ma Vicky and her delicious version of matoke (steamed plantains with beans and beef). Hawa Hassan, head chef and CEO of Basbaas Somali Foods, comes from Bibi’s Kitchen. Breathtaking images and Bibi stories are intertwined to show that meals are more than just eating on a plate. They are family, sharing and living.

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3. Live alive: 80 herbal recipes to activate your strength and reach your potential by Haile Thomas

In this cookbook, which has been nominated for a NAACP Image Award for outstanding literary work, the young activist and motivational speaker Haile Thomas informs readers about the power of plants. Her interest in healthy eating began at the age of eight when her father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Thomas presents her “7 Power Points” in 80 healthy and delicious recipes. Straight Fire Mac N ‘Cheese and AB&J Swirl Brownies are just two dishes that prove that food good for you doesn’t have to be boring or boring.

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4. The Twisted Soul Cookbook: Modern Soul Food with Global Flavors by Deborah VanTrece

Chef Deborah VanTrece takes a modern, global approach to soul food, and her The Twisted Soul Cookbook gives you the opportunity to “take a trip around the world right from your kitchen”. VanTrece brings nearly 100 recipes up to date to seduce and seduce those taste buds. Pork neck bones are elevated when paired with dill potato gnocchi, while a Coca-Cola icing and kumquat jam take ham hock staples to a new level. If you’re looking to spice up your soul food favorites, these daring recipes – inspired by countries around the world – are a great way to expand your repertoire.

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5. Black Smoke: African American and United States by Barbecue by Adrian Miller

James Beard Book Award winner and certified grill judge Adrian Miller delves into the wide world of grilling, where every region in the US has its own flavor. With a small collection of 22 recipes, this book offers more on the rich history of the men and women who influenced this American cuisine. President’s Kitchen Cabinet Author: The Story of the African Americans Who Fed our First Families, from the Washington to the Obamas. Miller shows us the black pitmasters, restaurant owners, and barbecue fanatics who have long contributed to this culinary art.

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6. Each Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet with JJ Goode

For those looking for dairy, gluten, and / or soy-free dishes, top chef Gregory Gourdet’s Every Chef Table has delicious options that make sure you don’t miss out on the foods you want to avoid. The two hundred recipes are full of nutritious and hearty ingredients, including healthy fats, superfoods, and nutrient-rich products. As the son of Haitian immigrants, Gourdet combines his love for a healthy lifestyle with global ingredients. His recipes offer a delicious mix of Caribbean, French, African and Asian influences.

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