South Africa’s trailblazing Black food writer dies of virus

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s trailblazing Black food writer Dorah Sitole’s latest cookbook was widely hailed in December as a moving chronicle of her journey from humble township cook to famous, well-traveled author.

The country’s new Black celebrity chefs lined up to praise her as a mentor who encouraged them to succeed by highlighting what they knew best: tasty African food.

Now they are mourning Sitole’s death this month from COVID-19. She was 65.

In “40 Years of Iconic Food,” Sitole engagingly described how she quietly battled South Africa’s racist apartheid system to find appreciation, and a market, for African

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Food collective helps Black chefs survive the pandemic

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    Oakland, CA (KPIX) — An Oakland chef who gained fame as the winner of a popular TV cooking competition is sharing his good fortune and business skills with other black food entrepreneurs during the pandemic.

Shabriya Hill used to cook soul food like gumbo out of her home. But now, the chef and owner of Briya Be Cookin’ can fill larger orders in a certified commercial kitchen.
 
“It’s keeping me going. It’s keeping me afloat,” said Hill.
 
She’s one of 30 members of the Black Food Collective, founded two years ago

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28 Black Food Bloggers You Need In Your Life

Photo credit: Khadija Horton
Photo credit: Khadija Horton

From Cosmopolitan

Growing up, watching cooking shows always felt so comforting to me. My Queen Ina Garten would shine down on me every afternoon from her Hamptons home, while Giada De Laurentiis would bring her Italian staples right to my living room. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized the representation in the food world isn’t even close to what it should be. And while I still bow down to Ina and Giada, they’re not representative of the culinary world as a whole.

These Black food bloggers, recipe developers, and content creators are sharing

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