Press Enter / Return to begin your search.

An exhibit celebrating 400 years of African American culinary history is coming to New York | Lonely Planet

African American culinary traditions have a long and storied history, but their influence doesn’t often receive the recognition it deserves. This winter, though, one New York museum will begin to rectify that situation, via a Kickstarter-funded exhibit dedicated to the black chefs, farmers, and food and drink producers who made the country’s cuisine what it is today. Opening late February 2020 at the Africa Center in East Harlem, “African/American: Making the Nation’s Table” comes courtesy of the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) and a blockbuster lineup of food-world celebrities. Curated by Dr. Jessica B. Harris, a highly-decorated historian and […]

Read More

Teen Entrepreneur Celebrates 10 Years in Business, Lemonade Distribution in 1,500 Supermarkets | Black Enterprise

She started a business that went from a single lemonade stand to the shelves of 1,500 supermarkets across the country. 1,500 supermarkets She walked off Shark Tank with a $60,000 investment and Daymond John as a mentor. She speaks at business conferences all across the world—this year alone she presented in Budapest and Singapore. And she’s celebrating 10 years in business. The kicker? This teen entrepreneur is only barely old enough for a learner’s permit. Even if you’re not familiar with the name Mikaila Ulmer, chances are you remember the face of the smiling brown girl who made headlines as […]

Read More

Truck Driver Launches Website To Help Travelers Find Black Owned Restaurants | We Buy Black

Truck drivers spend a lot of time on the road and the meal options can be hit or miss. The simple act (seemingly) of finding a seasoned piece of meat can turn into an adventure, when you’re away from home. Edward Dillard has been a truck driver for almost 15 years and in that time, he experienced his share of frustrations — supporting Black owned businesses is hard enough when you’re at home and that much more difficult, when on the road. Eat Black Owned is a new website designed to solve that very problem. Dillard, according to Black Enterprise, […]

Read More

This Soul Food Restaurant is Serving Lessons In Black History With “Shoebox Lunches” | Black Enterprise

Patrick Coleman is packing a piece of history into the meals served at his soul food restaurant Beans & Cornbread. Throughout Black History Month, the Detroit-based bistro will offer “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim Crow-era. Because they were banned and refused service in white-owned establishments, they resorted to cooking and packing their own meals in shoeboxes. “You get on the highway these days and you can stop at any restaurant along the interstate, but back during Jim Crow, [black] folks couldn’t do that,” he told […]

Read More

Marcus Samuelsson Is Fighting For A More Diverse, Creative Food Scene | Uproxx

Steve Bramucci, Uproxx AUDIBLE / UPROXX. Featured Image Samuelsson is a lion of the modern food scene. This doesn’t simply come from his incredible string of successes in the kitchen (Aquavit, Red Rooster, Streetbird Rotisserie), his high-visibility TV projects (he’s a judge on Chopped and hosts No Passport Required on PBS), or even his Beard-Award winning writing (he’s authored New American Table, The Soul of a New Cuisine, Marcus Off Duty, The Red Rooster Cookbook, Yes, Chef, and Make it Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life) — though the degree of his success is undeniable. His incredible importance to food culture […]

Read More

Southern Culture Foods Founder and Chef Shares Her Recipe for Success with You | Black Enterprise

Lydia Blanco, Black Enterprise Chef Erica Barrett. Featured Image probably scrolled past editorial stylized dishes on your favorite food blog or on social media. But it’s not every day that you learn about the business behind culinary entrepreneurship. Yes, it’s an entire industry. And if you’re ready to learn how to take the heat in the kitchen, Chef Erica Barrett, founder and CEO of Southern Culture Foods, wants to help you learn the recipe for success as a food entrepreneur. Since launching her company in 2012, Southern Culture Foods products are being sold in 4,000 stores nationwide. And we hear […]

Read More

A Loving Tribute to a True Southern Food Legend | Southern Living "Her cookbooks mentored me quietly, passionately. I am not certain which I relished more: her recipes for delicious country cooking or her storytelling."

“Her cookbooks mentored me quietly, passionately. I am not certain which I relished more: her recipes for delicious country cooking or her storytelling.”

Read More