Books, organizations, websites, apps & articles: a list of culinary resources across all walks of life to dig into:

BOOKS

  • Adlar, Tamar – “An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace”
  • Adlar, Tamar – “Something Old, Something New” – Classic Recipes Revised
  • Campbell, Felicia – “The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia”
  • Deetz, Kelley Fanto – “Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine”
  • Harris, Dr. Jessica B. – “High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America”
  • Hogan, Chef Lou Ran – “The Gay Cookbook”
  • Koutná, Kristyna – “Czech Cookbook”
  • Lawrence, Robyn Griggs – “Pot in Pans: A History of Eating Cannabis”
  • Lewis, Edna – “In Pursuit of Flavor”
  • Lewis, Edna – “The Taste of Country Cooking”
  • Luard, Elisabeth – “The Old World Kitchen: The Rich Tradition of European Peasant Cookery”
  • Maffei, Yvonne “My Halal Kitchen”
  • Nasrallah, Nawal – “Dates: A Global History”
  • Nasrallah, Nawal – “Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and History of the Iraqi Cuisine”
  • Onwuachi, Kwame – “Notes From a Young Black Chef: A Memoir”
  • Periampillai, Selina – “The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean”
  • Rakowitz, Michael – “A House with a Date Palm Will Never Starve”
  • So, Yan-Kit – “Classic Food of China”
  • So, Yan-Kit – “The Wok Cookbook”
  • Tipton-Martin, Toni – “Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking: A Cookbook”
  • Tipton-Martin, Toni – “The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks”
  • Twitty, Michael, W. – “The Cooking Gene”

ORGANIZATIONS

  • Black Food Folks (website coming soon); Facebook “Gathering of Black folks in the food and drink community” supporting one another
  • Conflict Kitchen “a restaurant that serves cuisine from countries with which the United States is in conflict”; Blog
  • Food For Soula cultural project founded by Chef Massimo Bottura and Lara Gilmore to shine light on the invisible potential of people, places and food” (Modena, Italy)
  • Heifer International Striving to “end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities”; World Ark Magazine
  • James Beard Foundation
  • Queer Soup Night (NYC) “Brooklyn-based queer party featuring soups made by local chefs”; proceeds go to charity
  • Slow Food International “to prevent the disappearance of local food cultures and traditions, counteract the rise of fast life and combat people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat…”
  • Soul Fire Farm “…a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system

WEBSITES

  • Afroculinaria By Michael W. Twitty, a blog about food’s role in defining African American civilization and more.
  • Cocina y Vino
  • Czech Cookbook Authentic Czech meals with a breath of life from the author, Kristyna Koutná
  • Georgian Recipes Authentic recipes from Georgia
  • Irish Buzz100% Irish Dishes, Tradition, Drinks, and Humor
  • My Halal Kitchen By Yvonne Maffei, a platform to “share kitchen tips, stories about cooking, thoughts on food”, and more. She features her halal recipes and gives cooks the tools to prepare them.
  • Soul Phoodie Passionately shining the light on black food and culture
  • Strudel and Schnitzel A website on Austrian cooking
  • Queer, Vegan, and Melanated (QVM) “…a safe spaces for those who share the experience of being queer, vegan, and melanated to talk about our food journey and self-acceptance.”

MOBILE APPS:

  • ChiribaFood waste is not sexy. But you are. An app to “help you mix and track ingredients from your fridge to reduce your household food waste and enjoy delicious meals.” Instagram; Twitter

INTRIGUING ARTICLES ON FOOD CULTURE, COMMUNITY: