Black Authors and Their Cookbooks/ Culinary History Books

This is a list of Cookbooks / Culinary History Books by Black Authors that we have come across. The list is definitely not comprehensive and there are probably many, many more titles out there. As we learn about new titles, we will update this page for your reference.

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  • Michael W. Twitty – The Cooking Gene
  • Dr. Jessica B. Harris – The Africa Cookbook; High On The Hog
  • Doris Witt- Black Hunger
  • Rafia Zafar – Recipes For Respect
  • Kwame Onwuachi- Notes From A Young Black Chef
  • Adrian Miller- Soul Food
  • Lazarus Lynch- Son Of A Southern Chef
  • Alice Randall & Caroline Randall Williams- Soul Food Love
  • Jerrelle Guy- Black Girl Baking
  • Toni Tipton- Martin- Jubilee; The Jemima Code
  • Nicole A. Taylor- The Up South Cookbook
  • Cheryl Day & Griffith Day- The Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook
  • Tanya Holland- Brown Sugar Kitchen
  • Carla Hall- Carla Hall’s Soul Food
  • Klancy Miller- Cooking Solo
  • Elsy Dinvil- Cooking With My Mother
  • Leah Chase- The Dooky Chase Cookbook
  • Hawa Hassan & Julia Turshen- In Bibi’s Kitchen
  • Robbie Montgomery- Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook
  • Patti LaBelle- LaBelle Cuisine; Desserts LaBelle
  • Kelis- My Life On A Plate: Recipes From Around The World
  • Govind Armstrong- Small Bites, Big Nights
  • Haile Thomas- Living Lively
  • Benjamina Ebuehi- The New Way To Cake
  • Darius Williams – Stories from my Grandmother’s Kitchen
  • Darius Williams – Vegan but with Soul
  • Jocelyn Delk Adams- Grandbaby Cakes
  • Maya Angelou- Hallelujah! The Welcome Table; Great Food, All Day Long
  • Edna Lewis- The Taste Of Country Cooking; In Pursuit of Flavor
  • Marcus Samuelsson- The Red Rooster Cookbook
  • Jenné Claiborne- Sweet Potato Soul
  • Bryant Terry- Vegetable Kingdom; Afro-Vegan; Vegan Soul Kitchen
  • Suzanne Rousseau & Michelle Rousseau- Caribbean Potluck; Provisions: The Roots Of Caribbean Cooking
  • Pamela Strobel- Princess Pamela’s Soul Food Cookbook
  • Rachel Ama- Rachel Ama’s Vegan Eats
  • Todd Richards- Soul
  • Zoe Adjonyoh- Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
  • JJ Johnson & Alexander Smalls- Between Harlem And Heaven
  • Alexander Smalls- Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes From My African American Kitchen
  • David Zilber & René Redzepi- The Noma Guide To Fermentation
  • Pierre Thiam- Senegal
  • Mashama Bailey & John Morisano- Black, White, and The Grey