Bacon, Egg and These: Five Young Black Chefs You Should Follow Right Now

I’ve always been in awe of young people who have taken it upon themselves to become skillful in the kitchen. No, seriously. While most chefs have stories about how they started on their journeys learning in the kitchen under their parents or grandparents, their ascension is usually gradual. Then there are those who would beContinue reading “Bacon, Egg and These: Five Young Black Chefs You Should Follow Right Now”

Five Reasons Brunch Is Underrated

As you can tell by the look on my face in this photo, I’m very happy to be sitting in front of a full plate on a Sunday afternoon. There’s something about gathering at an appointed spot to enjoy great breakfast food, but also have the option to have lunch & dinner food as well.Continue reading “Five Reasons Brunch Is Underrated”

Four Ways Tea Does The Body Good

Did you know that drinking three cups of tea a day may be healthier than drinking the same amount of water? That’s what scientists have determined, citing that the antioxidants in the tea boosts the body’s health as well as rehydrating it. That information just makes me love tea even more than I already do.Continue reading “Four Ways Tea Does The Body Good”

Seven Black Female Chefs You Should Know

I considered ending the year with a “Best of” series of culinary things that took place in 2019. That would’ve been ok. However, we all lived that. Went through it, either collectively or individually. Instead, let’s talk about the future. What we’re going to do as a community to support our best and brightest chefsContinue reading “Seven Black Female Chefs You Should Know”

50 Food Things For Which I’m Thankful

Tis the season for expressing our thankfulness, and since I love a good listicle, I’ve decided to follow the lead of my better half and place my spin on the season’s lore, letting the world know the 50 food things I’m most thankful for this year. Let’s go! 1. the banana pudding at Virgil’s BBQContinue reading “50 Food Things For Which I’m Thankful”

REVIEW: Are You Ready to Celebrate ‘Jubilee’?

There could be an inherent pressure that comes with Toni Tipton-Martin‘s newest project, Jubilee, since it comes on the heels of her James Beard Award-winning book The Jemima Code. It could’ve been that Tipton-Martin, who was the first food editor for a daily American newspaper at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, felt she had something toContinue reading “REVIEW: Are You Ready to Celebrate ‘Jubilee’?”

REVIEW: Best Friend Las Vegas

I spent last weekend totally and happily immersed in the MGM Resorts International and Park MGM food culture as part of #DawsonEatsTravels. One of my first stops was the incredibly eclectic Best Friend Las Vegas where Chef Roy Choi serves up some of the best comfort food Vegas has to offer. Choi, who is nowContinue reading “REVIEW: Best Friend Las Vegas”

REVIEW: Cathy’s Kitchen

One of the most satisfying parts of this mission I’ve been on to promote, amplify and spotlight Black chefs has been being able to sample unique cuisine all across America. During a recent visit to St. Louis, I had to honor of visiting a Black-owned establishment in the middle of Ferguson, MO: Cathy’s Kitchen RestaurantContinue reading “REVIEW: Cathy’s Kitchen”

REVIEW: ‘With The Fire On High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo

ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is the youngest child and only daughter of Dominican immigrants. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from the George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. With over fourteen years of performance poetry experience, Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion, Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow,Continue reading “REVIEW: ‘With The Fire On High’ by Elizabeth Acevedo”