Posted May 26, 2017 by Editorial Staff in Eat+Drink


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NASCAR Chef Takes First Place with Gig of a Lifetime

Behind the scenes of any given NASCAR race, you’ll find drivers, pit crew members, and officials fueling up on delicious, down home cooking prepared by a team of dedicated NASCAR chefs. As part of this traveling crew of cooks, Nicholas White has been whipping up hearty meals for more than two years now. Pulling off the logistics of feeding hundreds of staffers, three to four meals per day is no small feat. “It’s a portable operation,” says White. “We go grocery shopping every day because there’s not a lot of refrigerator space. We’re working from a hauler, and we don’t have any freezers, so we don’t have the capacity to store everything we need for the entire weekend.”

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Amawele's Brings True South African Cuisine to San Francisco

When it comes to the Bay Area’s culinary scene, there is no doubt that it is at the top of the most delicious destinations in the world. If you’re open to it, the collection of diverse ethnic restaurants and small eateries can take your taste buds on a non-stop epicurean journey as you rack up stamps from the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, France, Thailand, China, Japan, Ethiopia, Jamaica and on and on. The latest stamp collected for my personal culinary passport is from South Africa thanks to the discovery of Pam and Wendy Drew, owners of Amawele’s South African Kitchen in San Francisco. The two Durban natives opened the small takeout kiosk inside the city’s Rincon Center in 2012 and have …MORE >>

Luxuriating in Guatemala

It has been four months and I am still daydreaming about my visit to Guatemala this past April. If you had a chance to read my article in our summer print issue, “Finding a Treasure Trove of History, Culture, Luxury and Charm in Guatemala,” you will know that I was simply blown away during my trip with my host Bella Guatemala Travel. The Central American country which borders Belize, El Salvador, Mexico and Honduras, has a lot more to offer than meets the eye. It’s a melting pot of cultures rooted in the ancient Maya people that is memorialized by architecture and iconography and hieroglyphic writing.

Over a course of 10 days we were pretty much on the go the entire time, …MORE >>

4 Brunch Spots in Philly to Ease Your Hunger Before the 2017 Made in America Fest

If there’s one thing to know about festivals like Made in America, it’s that you must eat before you go and spend the rest of your day on your feet. Especially in the city of Philadelphia, known for its BYOB Brunch spots, you simply deserve to eat well and divulge in some of your favorite champagne. Made in Ame rica is an annual two-day musical festival presented by Budweiser. Founded by none other than hip hop mogul, Jay-Z, the festival also features popular acts such as J Cole, Solange and Cardi B. A variety of music genres will be present but the fact of the matter is, you’re going to need to fuel up to truly enjoy.

With strict rules on re-entry, you’ll want …MORE >>

Dine, Dance and Discovery in Santo Domingo

Warm and hospitable people and incredibly beautiful sandy beaches with rolling clear waters that gently dance against shoreline-facing resorts are the principle banners of the Dominican Republic’s capital city, Santo Domingo. Both the city and island nation present so much more to enable you to discover your adventurous soul.

There is an abundance of stuff to do for enjoying any day in Santo Domingo. If you like to party, the nightlife is described by many locals as over the top, “way over the top.” There’s exquisite fine dining, world class shopping, golfing, water and city walk excursions, zip lining and even fishing for deep sea anglers. There is also ample opportunity to do absolutely nothing should you choose to “just chill” and allow …MORE >>

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V. Sheree Williams


uisine Noir is the first online and print magazine about Blacks in food, wine and travel around the world and is published by Sheree Williams in Oakland. Cuisine Noir is a unique and entertaining publication that combines culinary traditions with new cultural experiences.  The magazine delivers what readers are looking for which is more than where to find the next great meal.  And most importantly, it is a culinary publication that compliments readers’ lifestyles and desire for a diverse culinary experience no matter where it is. Read more>>