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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How to cook salmon – Best ways to cook salmon

Salmon is an incredibly versatile fish, whether cooked simply, or paired with bold spices and flavours. Both hearty and delicate at the same time, it works well in many dishes, which explains its popularity; yet one common sight in commercial and home kitchens alike is that of stringy, dry salmon with sad bits still left stuck and abandoned in the bottom of frying pans.

If cooked properly, salmon can be amazing. It should ideally possess a crisp, crackly skin with moist, buttery flesh and a soft pleasant texture. The key to perfect salmon lies understanding the types of salmon, cooking methods, and the white stuff that congeal on the surface of the fish in the cooking process – albumin.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to cook salmon properly…

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Louisville Barbecue Owner Killed in Police Shooting Fed a Food Desert

Maybe it was something in Odessa McAtee’s dressing that led her son to a career in cooking.

“He loved my dressing,” she said, speaking over the phone Thursday from her home in Louisville, Kentucky. “‘Mama, make me some dressing,’” she recalled his asking all the time.

Her turkey dressing and collard greens were his favorites. “My collard greens? I pick them, I wash them, and I make sure that they are good and clean,” she said. “When I put them in the pot, I put my ham hock and my country ham and some red dry pepper and some regular salt.”

And the turkey dressing? “My dressing is really a secret recipe.”

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These fast-rising food prices are making the recession even more painful

It’s not just the hoarders walking away with hefty grocery bills during the pandemic, which has officially thrown the U.S. economy into recession for the first time in over 10 years.

Prices have been shooting up across the board, making tough times even tougher, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Major staples like eggs, meat and produce are all more expensive, as the coronavirus continues to disrupt the global supply chain.

Some categories increased in price by more than 10% in just one month. That’s why it’s so important to hit the supermarket with a card that offers cash back on groceries, to help you save.

See the food items causing that extra sting at the register. These groceries had the stiffest price hikes in April, the government’s most recent numbers show.

1. Eggs

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