Celebrating Black History Through Food

A collection of SAVEUR’s best stories about the foods and culinary traditions of the African diaspora

By SAVEUR Editors

Published on February 21, 2019

In honor of Black History Month, we're paying tribute to the culinary traditions and accomplishments of Black chefs across the globe. Not limited to Americans, these stories dive deep into traditions beloved by a variety of cultures displaced during the African diaspora. In one, Dr. Jessica B. Harris describes a culinary road trip through Provence with American author James Baldwin. In another, African-Canadian writer Chantal Martineau explores the roots of her country's complicated history with Black Canadians through the foods of her native Nova Scotia. One describes a Nigerian-born chef's radical dinner series in Pittsburgh, which seeks to facilitate love marriages between immigrants and American citizens. These stories take us to the American South, to Brazil, to the Caribbean, Chicago, and beyond, shedding light on important perspectives that are too often overlooked.

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