These foodies and chefs have three things in common: they’re amazingly talented, they have a unique approach to food, and they have gorgeous melanin. From Nicole Taylor’s inventive Cherokee Rose Poundcake, to Murielle Banackissa’s flavorful Beet and Berry Ginger Smoothie Bowl, each food connoisseur shares a piece of themselves through their recipes. Whether they were lawyers or worked on Wall Street in their former lives, somehow food has brought them together.
Although the culinary world may not display the diversity that exists within it, we’re shining a light on these gifted cooks who hold the power to create lasting memories by transforming simple ingredients. When we reflect on some of our fondest memories, great food is often the bridge that connects us. These 15 Talented Black Chefs and Foodies have masterfully infused their experiences into recipes we all can enjoy! —Emerald