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Acclaimed Chef Bryant Terry Celebrates Black Food and Culture in His Latest Book

For his sixth book, renowned chef, author, and food justice advocate Bryant Terry turned to his friends and colleagues. Black Food: Stories, Art & Recipes From Across the African Diaspora is a heartfelt celebration of Black culinary ingenuity, featuring the work of countless influential contributors.

Described by Bryant Terry as a “communal shrine,” Black Food encompasses cuisines from the Caribbean, the U.S., and across the African continent. Far from a collection of recipes, though, the book also includes essays, poems, playlists, and illustrations, all offered in loving tribute to the Black diaspora. More than 100 contributors were involved in the project, the first publication under Terry’s new imprint, 4 Color Books. Chefs, artists, scholars, activists, and journalists gracefully entwine their practical know-how with rich histories and ancestral memories passed down from generations. Beautiful and inspiring, Black Food will not only nourish you, but make you think deeply about issues such as food insecurity, community, and radical self-care.


“These pages offer up gratitude to the great chain of Black lives, and to all the sustaining ingredients and nourishing traditions they carried and remembered, through time and space, to deliver their kin into the future,” writes Terry.


Black Food is available everywhere you buy books today.

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