these are the cookbook efforts by the black chefs and restauranteurs we love and want to be sure you know. Some titles may overlap other lists, but this is a reading list of the folks we consider the tastemakers, working chefs, and culinary personalities of color we feel represent our industry.

Gullah Cuisine: By Land and by Sea
By William P., III Baldwin, Charlotte Jenkins
Soumas Heritage Creole Cookbook
By Panderina D. Soumas
The Groundnut Cookbook
By Duval Bankole Timothy, Folayemi Brown, Jacob Fodio Todd