Hunger Is A Form Of Violence We Must Address

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This Voices In Food story, as told to Amanda Balagur, is from the perspective of Michael W. Twitty, a food writer, culinary historian and historical interpreter. He gained international recognition through his writing, public talks and his food blog, Afroculinaria. He is also the author of The Cooking Gene, which won the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award for Book of the Year.

Twitty grew up in Washington D.C. and taught Hebrew school in that metro area for 15 years (he converted to Judaism at age 25). He is writing his second book, Kosher Soul, which focuses on his journey through the world of Jewish food as a Black American Jew, how Black Americans have affected Jewish food, the journey of Blacks and Jews in their own food worlds and how Black Jews have created their own foodways. He has published a

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5 of the best food processors worth investing in

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A great food processor is like having a second pair of hands in the kitchen, as they help you prep ingredients quickly.

From chopping onions to mincing meat, these versatile appliances take seconds to slice, grate and chop – most can even knead dough, too. 

They’re not the cheapest kitchen utensil but, given that we’ve all become chefs and bakers in the making during lockdown, now seems as good a time as any to invest.

Online electrical retailer, AO.com, has reported sales of food preparation appliances have risen by 510% year-on-year as Brits seek to recreate date night and ‘fakeaways’ at home – and a food processor is in the top three.

So, without

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How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Responding

These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the recent protests in response to the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry, from coast to coast, to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

Wednesday, June 3rd

“With the death of George Floyd, we knew we had to do something.”

Claire King, Seward Café, Minneapolis: We haven’t been a fully operating restaurant since March 15th. We did some delivery in April with beverages, dry goods, and baked goods, but ultimately shut that down. With the death of George Floyd, we knew we had to do something. All of our personal lives were changed. No one

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21 Cookbooks by Black Authors You Should Add to Your Shelf

In Notes from a Young Black Chef, chef Kwame Onwuachi writes, “the most corrosive form [of racism], and often the hardest to address, is not being seen at all.” Even though food itself is universal—we all need to eat—the food industry has a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion. One way to start? By seeing, recognizing, celebrating and supporting the Black chefs, cookbook authors and food writers who’ve contributed to the industry in your own kitchen. Here, a noncomprehensive list of 21 cookbooks by Black authors that you can buy in support.

(Psst: We encourage you to check your local bookstore or bookshop.org to see if they carry the title you’re looking for. Know of a book we should add? Email us.)

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