Celebrate the tenth year of the Community Read with a look at how food connects people—especially for special moments—and how food connects to the world of plants and gardening.
Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora
Edited and curated by Bryant Terry
An exuberant celebration of foodways and culture, Black Food is a beautiful, fun read of powerful essays, stunning visual art, and delicious recipes focusing on the culinary histories of the African diaspora. As shared by Terry, “like Black people, this book contains multitudes.” With recipes as the through line, discover expert cooking insight, inspiration, and stories as told by brilliant chefs in this thought-provoking selection that explores themes from spirit to migrations to Black future.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Cooking Demo
Watch as Executive Chef Ramin Coles from the Sweet Home Café at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture cooks up two recipes from our 2023 Community Read title Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora.