Dine Diaspora’s “31 Days of Black Women in Food” is a celebration of the achievements and advancements of black women in the food and beverage industry during Women’s History Month (March). Nominated by a community of food enthusiasts, advocates, and experts, we present you this year’s, 31 Black Women in Food:
With the holidays just around the corner, it is not too late to get a gift for the entertainer or “hostess with the mostest” that you know. If they are like us, they love to gather people around good food and drinks. Here are our picks of 5 culturally influenced products you can grab in time for the holidays.
The Republic Bar and Grill is more than just a bar, it’s a vibe. A popular day and nightlife spot located in Osu, a suburb in Accra, Ghana, The Republic Bar and Grill serves culturally inquisitive consumers with a variety of signature cocktails, live music, food, and a nostalgic atmosphere.
Chop Bar this year had many exciting and memorable moments: a dance off battle initiated by host and travel influencer Jessica Nabongo, live painting by Dunnie O, our “spice” t-shirt made waves in our Chop Shop marketplace, yummy bites from Chef Hiyaw, and of course our crafted cocktail, The DC Dawa, a crowd favorite!
African cuisine is among some of the easiest food around the world to veganize due to the fresh produce, hearty grains, and fragrant spices that make up many traditional dishes. Soups, stews, and other dishes with animal products left out or swapped with plant based alternatives can stand up to traditional dishes without sacrificing taste. Here are vegan dishes from various countries in Africa.
Women’s History Month (March) is a time to reflect on the many contributions of women worldwide in various sectors. The culinary industry is currently bursting with talented black women who are giving a boost to much needed diversity in the field. During each day this month, we’re celebrating Black women who are adding their imprint to the food world. From chefs to food bloggers and culinary historians, these 31 Black women are shaking things up through food in their respective lanes.
When it comes to Nairobi’s food scene, food enthusiast and vlogger, Mandi Sarro is always on top of what’s hot. The dynamic foodie, is known for sharing meals through videos that she has popularized through posts on social media. We sat down with Sarro over food and drinks at one of her favorite restaurants in Nairobi, Nyama Mama, for a discussion on food and the business of food on social media. She shared the lessons she’s learned on building her brand.
We are excited to announce that our 2017 Featured Chef is Chef Sean Streete, a Jamaican born and Trinidadian raised, native of San Francisco, California. As a part of the selection process, Chef Streete’s tasting menu reflected his Jamaican and Trinidadian upbringing while incorporating innovative dining techniques within each dish. From the nostalgic feels of jerk chicken to escovitch fish, Chef Streete’s menu left us wanting to know more about his passion for food and cooking.