Day: September 4, 2021

Recipes for a Little Joy

What a week. How’s everyone doing out there? I’ve been thinking of those affected by Hurricane Ida (and everything else). And I hope you are doing OK. We had some flooding, lost some treasured things. But my family is safe, and we are grateful.

And, though I might dream of curling up with a spoon, a jar of peanut butter and a bag of chocolate chips, I will cook. I will cook because it makes me feel better to make something beautiful when so many things are, well, not. With that in mind, the recipes I’ve chosen are surefire delights that are easy and fun to make. I hope they bring you a little joy and deliciousness this week.

Ali Slagle is a bit of a weeknight wizard when it comes to recipes. She just knows how to create something simple that’s also surprising and spectacular.

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Get a First Look at Bryant Terry’s New, Genre-Defining Cookbook ‘Black Food’

What does “Black food” really mean? In his groundbreaking new cookbook, the award-winning chef, author, and vegan authority Bryant Terry proves there are many different answers to this question. Black Food (out October 19 from Terry’s new publishing imprint, 4 Color Books) brings a diverse and carefully curated collection of essays, art, and recipes from more than a hundred different Black visionaries across the globe. Here is just a taste. 

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

Black Food has early roots in my desire to uplift Black women. When I was growing up, I saw the women in my family as they were: majestic, graceful, and generous. Respected and cherished by loved ones and our Memphis community, they gathered us in welcoming spaces full of chatter and laughter. They fed us delicious meals of tender okra and purple hull peas, low-and-slow-cooked collard greens, creamy potato

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