Episode 319: Beans-and-Greens, Halva Ice Cream, and Black Cookbook Authors

Vegan Halva Ice Cream with Strawberries

Restaurants are reopening, so this article caught our eye this week: How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert via The Conversation

In What’s for Dinner this week, Marisa’s having Pittsburg style beans and greens

In How’d You Make That, Joy walks you through her first attempt at vegan ice cream (Patreon members: You’ll find this in the favorite recipes file!)

We have a conversation about the lack of Black cookbook author’s, especially in the canning and preserving arena. When she asked herself,  “Where are the canning books by Black authors?” This is what Marisa found in her book collection:

  • The Noma Guide to Fermentation by @david_zilber.
  • Edna Lewis’s In Pursuit of Flavor (generous canning chapter.) 
  • Celebrating our Mothers’ Kitchens

So she bought some new books: 

Joy wants to mention some Black women she admires in the plant-based space:

Jenne Claiborne of Sweet Potato Soul

Tracye McQuirter, By Any Greens Necessary.com and Ageless Vegan/10,000 Black Vegan Women program

In and What We’re Loving this week, it’s the elderflower concentrate from Ikea.

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8 thoughts on “Episode 319: Beans-and-Greens, Halva Ice Cream, and Black Cookbook Authors”

  1. Thank you all for bringing up social justice issues and the current civil rights movement. It’s so important! I was inspired by your posts to buy several cookbooks by black authors and to check out Baguette and Butter. I really appreciate the way you two stand up for others, and don’t mince words 🙂 Keep up the good fight!

  2. Thank you so much for addressing the topic of black cookbook authors and those of color! This is so important to talk about in every area of life. We should all be discussing the topic of diversity in the areas which affect us most. As I’ve heard from a black musician recently, everyone can’t do everything, but everyone can do something! You guys rock.

  3. Hello! I just wanted to say I really appreciated you both taking a stance on the current social and political issues. Thank you for not staying silent or pretending to be neutral. I also appreciated Joy’s frank comments about her own personal history and recognizing her own family’s white privilege. That was vulnerable, but made the conversation even more meaningful. Food is political, whether people blind themselves to it or not. Thank you for choosing to speak up against injustice.

  4. I love the Sweet Potato Soul cookbook! My favorite recipe so far is her Oyster mushroom étoufée – it was my first time using oyster mushrooms as a seafood stand-in, and it was amazing!

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