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.
Dine Diaspora landed in Ghana just in time for the one of the most anticipated events held in Accra -The Chale Wote Street Art Festival. This year’s event, held from August 14th to 20th in Accra’s Jamestown neighborhood drew crowds of diverse people eager to see and experience the wide array of alternative artistic expression. The event promotes different types of art, from music and performance art, to visual art, and provides an opportunity to showcase Ghana’s local artist as well as international artists.
On Sunday, July 30, 2017, Dine Diaspora hosted its 2nd annual Chop Bar in Washington, DC. The event which is inspired by makeshift restaurants throughout West Africa, celebrated global cuisine with a vibrant flair. Featuring a tasting menu curated by Executive Chef at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Chef Jerome Grant, guest enjoyed dishes inspired by his African-American, Filipino, and Caribbean heritage. From Smoked Chesapeake Blue Catfish to a Cassava Cake, each dish was meticulously plated to look as beautiful as it tasted.