Category Archives: Food Philosophy at Afroculinaria

Welcome to #TheCookingGene Journey: A Photo Essay with a Recipe 

I started writing this book on paper plates and paper bags.  I walked around with an entire book in my head from my years.  Paula Deen happened, my response went viral, agents started calling and asking if I had a book in mind. Two years of … Continue reading

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Kosher/Soul Collards 

The Green Glaze, the most beautiful of American old variety collard greens.  Kosher/Soul Collards (partly based on Matt’s Four Pepper Collards, from The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen) 2013. ¼ cup of canola oil 1 cup of red onion cut into thin slices … Continue reading

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The Work, a Photo Essay

Those hot rolls come from a place of love. And I can enjoy them with friends in ways the past never allowed. Soft shelled crabs are a food I don’t indulge in but it’s a challenge to make new local … Continue reading

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National Soul Food Month Message: Why You Should Buy The Cooking Gene.

The Cooking Gene is not a cookbook but it does have treasured family recipes and reconstructed recipes from history. The Cooking Gene is not a diatribe on race and food nor is it about how you have to be Black to be a … Continue reading

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Please Support my Culinary Pilgrimage To Senegal 

https://www.gofundme.com/nb652b-trip-to-africa Today is my 40th birthday and I’m excited to be alive. I want to reverse the Middle Passage. I want to take my life’s work and go on a culinary Pilgrimage to West Africa with www.RootstoGlory.com this June. I need your … Continue reading

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Watch “Food of the Enslaved: Okra Soup” on YouTube

I loved partnering with Jason Townsend&Sons, my favorite historic clothier and provider of historic goods to produce a few videos for their wildly popular You Tube series on cooking in the 18th century, depicting the influence of enslaved Africans and African Americans … Continue reading

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The African Heritage Food Pyramid

I want to start Black History Month off right, sharing with you the Oldways African Heritage Food Pyramid. Oldways has worked the past few years to create content that gears communities of color toward better eating habits and health patterns … Continue reading

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