Several people have started to search the site for Black History Month recipes. As such, I am posting this updated compilation of my favorite recipes from the African diaspora…
As I have written in the past, you can tell a lot about a culture and its history by exploring its food. What is now typically called “soul food” had its roots in African staples merged with the inexpensive foods that were given to African-American slaves. In current times, there are a variety of foods eaten by Black people – from healthy African-influenced classics to food influences from other cultures. As a southern gal, there’s nothing quite like traditional (fried, “smothered”, etc.) soul food as an occasional treat though!
While I still have mixed thoughts about February being Black History Month, I enjoy being able to share food and recipes from the African diaspora. As such, I am sharing some of my favorite African, Caribbean and southern “soul food” as Black History Month recipes below:
7. Baked Macaroni and Cheese
8. Fresh Black-Eyed Peas
9. Quick and Easy Mashed Potatoes
10. Smashing Sweet Potato Casserole
11. Southern Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey Wings
12. Easy Southern Pan Fried Chicken
13. BBQ Pork Ribs
14. Easy Barbecue Meatloaf
15. Red Velvet Cupcakes
16. Sweet Potato Pie
17. Peach Cobbler
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