In this installment of our series on foods of the African Diaspora, Jessica B. Harris celebrates her love for salads and one of her tastes of home.
Jessica B. Harris loves green salads, especially those that she can throw together quickly from whatever she has on hand in her fridge. After crisping bacon, she uses the fat in the pan to make a flavorful hot vinaigrette that she pours over the greens, onion and creamy avocado. The result is a beautiful, semi-wilted, warm spinach salad.
In this installment of our series on foods of the African Diaspora, Jessica B. Harris offers her version of deviled eggs from Guadeloupe.
Jessica B. Harris looks to the Creole cooking traditions of the Caribbean Island of Guadeloupe for these deviled eggs, adding crab meat to the filling. Harris calls this recipe a winner and the only problem is keeping them from disappearing from the table too quickly.
In this installment of our series on foods of the African Diaspora, Jessica B. Harris offers her version of an historic creole nut cake from New Orleans.
Molasses-flavored whipped cream connects the past and the present in this New Orleans cake.
In this installment of our series on foods of the African Diaspora, Jessica B. Harris offers her version of Morocco's favorite beverage.
Ataya Maghrebi nana, as this tea is known in parts of Northwest Africa (Maghreb) and West Africa, is a cultural culinary totem. Made with green tea, dried lemon verbena and fresh spearmint, the aromatic mix is refreshing and transporting. In Morocco, the tea is poured from a pot that is held in the air so that the tea is aerated; the sound of the pouring tea is thought to add to the pleasure of drinking. Also, the pot is refilled with boiling water three times to give three different strengths of the beverage. This is a simplified version of the traditional recipe. Read more about this tea and its significance here.
Full of warming spices like ginger and cinnamon, this gingerbread cake recipe is perfect for the holidays. Serve topped with whipped cream for an extra-festive treat. Read more about this cake and its surprising connection to Malcolm X here.