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Now consider this: You can help change that, and stay involved in the anti-racism movement, and improve your cooking skills in the process. Let's begin with updating your cookbook shelf. It's a small start, but it's something. The following cookbooks celebrate the voices and talents of Black chefs and authors—and, well, they're chock full of insanely delicious recipes. While you're at it, consider supporting these Black-owned kitchen brands, small restaurants, and Black culinary influencers.
The books listed range from having some of the best desserts you've ever tasted to recipes from the famous Maya Angelou (yes, she wrote a cookbook!) to recipes from culinary historian and cookbook author Jessica B. Harris (who you might recognize from Netflix's series High On The Hog) to some delicious dishes from "the queen of Creole cuisine" herself. We know that purchasing any of these cookbooks will bring some amazing tastes into your home. So what are you waiting for? Get to reading, clicking, buying, and cooking! Oh, and bring an empty stomach. You are going to need it, for sure.
Below, when possible, we've linked to Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. We recommend purchasing these and all books from them when ordering online.
As an Editorial Fellow for Good Housekeeping, Katie covers health, beauty, home, and pop culture. Outside of the office, you can find her killing it on the karaoke machine or listening to true crime podcasts.
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