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Crops of African Origin or African Diffusion in the Americas

So–Some of you have come to me with the question about the African origins of crops found in the Americas.  I want to give simple answers here so you have something at your fingertips. Let’s talk about crops in the … Continue reading

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Summer Campaign & 21 New Soul Food Hacks

Hi everyone! Once in a while we need a little hand. This summer my forthcoming book, The Cooking Gene, to be published by HarperCollins in 2016 is being written and research continues right up to the last day before I … Continue reading

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So…what was on that table?????: Follow Up to “Many Rivers to Cross”

So first off, if you haven’t seen it, the first episode of The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, “The Black Atlantic,” is available to watch UNTIL 10/22/2017 (okay so you have a minute but don’t delay…. LOL) I appear … Continue reading

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Jerk Chicken Spaghetti

There are few months busier for me than African American History/Heritage Month/Black History Month. Bizarre Foods came and went, book proposals…. And then, you’re working on more book proposals, and then you’re working on presentations and then two close friends … Continue reading

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Watch one of my gardens grow…

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A Recipe from Kenya: Kachumbali/Kachumbari: Helping You Keep Your Figure in 2012

After they left the U.K. in the early 60’s, my Mother, her siblings and my Grandparents left for my Grandfather’s post in Nairobi, Kenya.  For several years they lived in a newly independent Kenya, returning after the birth of my … Continue reading

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