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.