With all this time at home, we’ve been experimenting in the kitchen! What better way to feel inspired and get creative with your cooking than by following Chefs who inspire you? In honour of #BlackHistoryMonth, not that we need to restrict our Black Excellence to one month, but any excuse to shine light, we will take it! Read on for five of our Black culinary go-to’s.
Sunny left her radio career in 2005 and chased her dream of sharing recipes with the Food Network audience. Her cooking style combines classic comfort foods along with unique flavours inspired by her many travels. So basically, she gets us and our palette! Chef Sunny was just featured on the Food Network’s March 2021 magazine under Dinner For The Pros. A whole issue dedicated to pasta (+ comfort food). Check out Sunny’s New York Times best-selling debut cookbook, Sunny’s Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life. You can also access all of Chef Sunny’s recipes on Food Network here. There are no excuses!
Chef Adrian is one of our local loves here in Toronto. We’ve had the pleasure of being a part of a few private dining events where Adrian has blessed us with his cooking. His latest IG Lives have been bringing us more life, yes we are especially referring to the Grilled Shrimp and Mango Salad. Adrian also has some old YouTube videos on his channel with staple recipes if you haven’t tried at home you must. Realistically, what else are you getting up to? LOL, it’s sad because we know the truth.
Ayesha is the GOAT. Our team actually got to put together Ayesha’s private book launch for her latest cookbook, The Full Plate and even tried a few bites from a few recipes in her new cookbook. Ayesha’s recipes are perfect because they’re quick and delicious. Being a busy mom of three has taught her to prioritize a speedy prep while finding ways to not compromise flavours. Scroll on for fan favourites of Ayesha’s, it’s the creamed cornbread with jalapeno butter, pasta primavera and skillet smores for us. May the cooking #QuarantineChronicles continue.
Chef Marcus is an award-winning chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, philanthropist and food activist. His swagger and talent is seriously admired on a global scale. Throughout COVID, Marcus has been hosting fire cooking videos on his channel, click here to access. Marcus’s memoir Yes, Chef is one of our favourite reads, he has several popular cookbooks you can explore here. Marcus’ restaurant game is strong… Red Rooster Harlem is definitely on our list the moment we’re able to make our way to NYC.
AKA one of the sexiest chef’s alive according to us and People Magazine. Chef Edouardo is behind an award-winning Seattle restaurant group, and the founder of Salare and JuneBaby. At the 2018 James Beard Foundation Awards, Edouardo won the title of Best Chef: Northwest, and JuneBaby won Best New Restaurant. The Puget Sound Business Journal included Edouardo in its 2018 list of 40 Under 40. Seattle Magazine named him one of Seattle’s Most Influential People. Beyond the accolades, Chef Edouardo’s energy is infectious. Scroll through his gram for previous drool-worthy recipes that he’s documented.
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