Cookbooks by Black Authors

Sistah Girls, we are knee-deep in the holiday season and since turkey is over it’s time to try a new recipe or remix an old one. This is the time of year when people are forgiving and cheerful, it’s the perfect time to grab a cookbook and try something new in the kitchen.

We know that it can be hard to select the right cookbook so we’ve made it easy. Here are a few cookbooks that will have your family and friends asking for the recipe…

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy

Sis, the holidays are here, and what better way to showcase your baking skills than to hit your family and friends with a new dessert? Jerrelle Guy is giving every Black woman a fighting chance up against Big Ma’s special dessert with this cookbook.

Jubilee (Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking) by Toni Tipton-Martin

Toni Tipton-Martin provides a detailed timeline of African American cuisine, while also providing some great recipes to enjoy at the dinner table.



When you’re watching VERZUZ battles you will almost always see PREMADONNA giving us a discount code to purchase one of her dope cooking products. She also created The Recipe Bible that serves southern comfort food and African cuisine. PREMADONNA will have your dinner table together this year!

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: An Introduction to New African Cuisine – From Ghana With Love by Zoe Adjonyoh

Did someone say Jollof fried chicken? Zoe Adjonyoh was not playing with this cookbook, she is giving us everything from Red Snapper and Yam Croquettes to Bofrot (Puff Puff) a famous Ghanain donut that traditionally comes wrapped in newspaper. Adjonyoh is remixing some classic dishes while also introducing people to African cuisine.

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes) by Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg has put down his mic and picked up a frying pan. In this cookbook rapper, Snoop Dogg is serving us 50 recipes that you can make at home to spice up your dinner table.

Snoop is giving us some range with dishes like fried bologna sandwiches with chips to a more fine dining experience with his lobster thermidor and filet mignon. You can’t go wrong this holiday season with these recipes.

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] by Bryant Terry

Black Food is more than just a cookbook, Bryant Terry captured a range of voices and used their stories and cuisine to create a beautiful tribute to the African diaspora.

Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes by Bryant Terry

Now sis, you know we did not forget about our vegans! Bryant Terry is making sure that everyone is included at the dinner table this year. Using popular vegetables, grains, and legumes, Terry gives us the fundamentals of plant-based cooking.


Can I Mix You a Drink? by T-Pain

Now if you’re eating good, we know you need a good drank. In 2007, rapper/singer T-Pain released his hit single, “Buy You A Drank.” The single topped the music charts and now he’s back serving us dranks. If you need a cocktail book to help you win over family and friends at the holiday gathering this year, this is the one to buy.

Sistah Girls, we hope you have a happy and safe holiday season!




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