“Black food is not just one thing. It is an energy. A force.”
In The Rise, Samuelsson honors and explores Black foodways in a unique and powerful way—by weaving discussions about history and culture with recipes created in honor of Black chefs and people he admires. (A profile on New Orleans legend Leah Chase, for example, is followed by a recipe inspired by her gumbo.) The Rise is a joyous celebration of the breadth, depth, and diversity of Black cooks, where everyone’s invited. Don’t miss this fantastic book! — S.B.