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Honoring Our Past. Celebrating Our Work. Building Our Future.


Black Culinary History is a place for reverent examination of our culinary past while supporting the work that will build our culinary future.

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Honoring Our Past. Celebrating Our Work. Building Our Future.


Black Culinary History is a place for reverent examination of our culinary past while supporting the work that will build our culinary future.

 

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Honoring Our Past


People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them. ~James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

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Honoring Our Past


People are trapped in history, and history is trapped in them. ~James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son

One the Major goals of this site to do our part in  preserving and paying homage to our collective black culinary heritage.

Through storytelling, preservation, and archiving we hope that this site becomes a living history lesson for generations to come.

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Celebrating Our Work


Where are all the Black Chefs? We are here and have been since the birth of this nation long before their was a foodie or a respect for the chef as a cultural construct. - Therese Nelson

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Celebrating Our Work


Where are all the Black Chefs? We are here and have been since the birth of this nation long before their was a foodie or a respect for the chef as a cultural construct. - Therese Nelson

A secondary goal of this site is to serve as a direct rebuttal to the pervasive and misguided Narrative that suggests because traditional media coverage excludes black chefs we don't exist.

Black people from all over the African diaspora have come here, by force and by choice, since the birth of this nation and literally built what we call American cuisine. 

Working black chefs are the beneficiaries of a rich heritage, steeped in professional cooking, and it is that birthright which we honor. 

the amazingly diverse and talented food folks of color show their brilliance as writers, historians, chefs, educators, winemakers, knife makers, journalist and activist and this site endeavors to showcase all of these facets of black culinary life.

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Building Our Future


The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation. - President Bill Clinton

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Building Our Future


The future is not an inheritance, it is an opportunity and an obligation. - President Bill Clinton

The Final, and perhaps the most important, goal of this site is to be a point of inspiration and aspiration for young people of color interested in this work.

from simply viewing the content here, to direct mentorship, this project is meant to be a support and a sort of muse for young people.

We want to provide a blueprint and a robust starting point that will set the tone for the remarkable careers that will carry the culinary baton into this next generation.

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Stay Connected


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