In Notes from a Young Black Chef, chef Kwame Onwuachi writes, “the most corrosive form [of racism], and often the hardest to address, is not being seen at all.” Even though food itself is universal—we all need to eat—the food industry has a long way to go when it comes to diversity and inclusion. One way to start? By seeing, recognizing, celebrating and supporting the Black chefs, cookbook authors and food writers who’ve contributed to the industry in your own kitchen. Here, a noncomprehensive list of 21 cookbooks by Black authors that you can buy in support.
(Psst: We encourage you to check your local bookstore or bookshop.org to see if they carry the title you’re looking for. Know of a book we should add? Email us.)