We're coming to the end of Black History Month, and it wouldn't be complete without including Black food traditions. Here is a list of 12 Black Food Bloggers to follow all year-'round. I've included a quick summary and a recipe that I plan to try from each site.
12 Black Food Bloggers
My passion for cooking started at a young age while helping my grandmother in the kitchen. Early on, I chose cooking shows over cartoons, and have always loved spending time creating and experimenting with new recipes.
I love that her webpage has a recipe index that allows you to choose various diets and allergen-free options.
Recipe: Skillet Cornbread Chili Pie
The Kitchenista Diaries by Angela Davis
Ms. Davis "is a private chef and mom of two based in Detroit and says her mission for The Kitchenista Diaries [blog and Instagram page] is to "create digital storytelling that inspires authenticity and confidence in your personal cooking journey." The Kitchenista is also a strong voice and advocate for Black women in the food industry.
Recipe: Curry Turkey Soup
Black Foodie by Eden The Foodie
I love this blog because it features recipes from bloggers all across the African Diaspora and Black Foodie is one of the co-founders of the Black History Month Virtual Potluck which Geo's Table creator describes as, "...a welcomed self-care ritual that feeds my soul and allows me to reacquaint myself with recipes passed down to me from my ancestors."
Mrs. Daniels is a food blogger and lifestyle brand for her growing audience of millennials. She says her focus is on "easy recipes, travel tips, lifestyle, and inspiration." She knows her audience well and aids them in figuring it all out, so they don't have to.
Recipe: German Chocolate Chia Pudding
Geo's Table by George "Geo" Banks-Weston
Geo is a multi-media food blogger representing York and Philadelphia, PA. In addition to his food blog, Geo hosts the Table 86 podcast featuring many of the Black food bloggers in this article. Geo is a "traveling foodie and culture enthusiast embracing culinary adventures in the City of Brotherly Love!"
Recipe: Jerk Shrimp and Grits
Hangry Woman by Mila Clarke Buckley
She says she started her blog because, she "was looking for a community [and] wanted to show others that you could live a happy, healthy, and joyful life with diabetes despite shame, stigmas and misconceptions." Her blog features diabetic-friendly recipes and other helpful diabetes information.
Recipe: Sticky Miso Chicken Wings
Charlie The Cook by Charlie Andrews
Mr. Andrews is from New Orleans, Louisiana, and has a highly successful Vlog on YouTube. Charlie says,
"I'm an at home cook and baker...I began learning how to cook and bake at an early age by watching my grandmother, aunt, and uncle."
A key to Charlie's success is his warm, personable approach.
Recipe: Mirliton Seafood Dressing
Meiko and the Dish by Meiko Temple
Mrs. Temple is "the writer, chef, photographer, and recipe developer behind the blog." Inspired by her Kansas and California roots, Meiko says, she uses her family as taste testers to develop her delicious dishes. One of her great blog features is the seasonal recipe tab.
Flights and Food by Takera
This is a food and travel blog. Takera is a photographer in the DC, Maryland, Virginia aka DMV area. She says her travel experiences with her husband present opportunities to "build relationships with fellow foodies, restaurant owners, and chefs...She's traveled across the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Southern Asia.
Recipe: Spicy Berbere Lentil-Chili
Sweet Tea and Thyme by Eden Westbrook
Mrs. Westbrook is a "food photographer and classically trained recipe developer". She says her blog isn't just for recipes-- her mission is to teach people how to cook. Mrs. Westbrook adds that she's a stay-at-home mom and wife, and a third-generation veteran and veteran spouse, with a generational love for cooking!
"My home is a multiracial family, and we enjoy dishes from all over the world thanks to our upbringing in melting pot communities."
Recipe: Braised Beef Ragu Pappardelle
Food Fidelity by Marwin Brown
Mr. Brown calls himself a "Music Sommelier" and perfectly blends music and food on his blog and YouTube channel aka "Beats and Eats" which features family-friendly and mostly weeknight-focused modern soul food recipes all inspired by dope music tracks.
Recipe: Easy Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs
Sense and Edibility by Marta Rivera
Ms. Rivera is a chef and author behind Sense & Edibility--a virtual culinary academy. Ms. Rivera says her "goal is to make restaurant-quality food approachable and enjoyable to home chefs all around the world." She combines her love of photography and sense of humor as teaching tools.