Black Food Cookbook Review

Black Food Cookbook Review

Title: Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook]
Editor: Bryant Terry
Published: October 19, 2021, 4 Color Books
No. of Pages: 320
Cover Price: $40.00 Hardcover, $14.99 Kindle

One of the best ways to understand other cultures is to gain a knowledge of the lifestyles, history, and people who belong to that culture. Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook]which has been edited by Bryant Terry, is a collection of not only recipes, but also art, vignettes, stories, and histories of blacks across the world. This book is absolutely delightful and the stories are endearing. It is a beautiful book filled with photographs of mouthwatering food, as well as gorgeous art.

Even those who are not cooking will love to curl up in a corner and read; some will choose to read one or two articles at a time, and others will want to read it cover to cover at one or two sittings. Anyone who sees this book will want to cook immediately, however, because the recipes are mouthwatering. They are written in an easy-to-follow format with instructions that are suitable for all cooks – from beginners to advanced. The ingredients called for are easy to find in mainstream grocery stores, and many are most likely on hand now. I made the Sweet Potato Grits (adapted it to my slow cooker) and they were delicious. I have a long queue of recipes from this book that I plan to make soon.

I love this book. It is well written, has loads of recipes, and wonderful stories to help everyone understand the black culture throughout history and in different places in the world. This is one that should be read by everyone and everyone will find it interesting and timely. People want to be understood, and this excellent book is perfectly suited to helping all of us do that.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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