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


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Sapiens Wine

If you’re like most people, mandatory stay-at-home orders allowed you some free time to be creative, focus on new business ventures or whip up something new in the kitchen. It was also the perfect time to unleash your inner mixologist and update your home bar.

During the ongoing pandemic, many people found themselves indulging in and experimenting with alcoholic beverages, new cocktail mixers and crafting some sexy libations.

Whether your taste buds are searching for a new cocktail or mocktail, Rhonda Cammon’s Perfectly Cordial simple syrups are created with both drinkers and non-drinkers in mind. Perfectly Cordial creates premium cocktail and mocktail mixers with handpicked fresh fruits, a blend of global spices, a proprietary herbal blend and pure cane sugar. “It’s an all-natural, fruit-based mixer …MORE >>

Chef Tiyan Alile's Quest to Bring Nigerian Cuisine to the World

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”

These words, penned by Terry Pratchett, the U.K.’s best-selling author of the 1990s, could have been written for Tola Akerele, whose parents sent her, as an eight-year-old, from Lagos, Nigeria, to boarding school in England.

Akerele spent more than 20 years living in the U.K. From prep school in the seaside resort town of Burnham-on-Sea, she went on to high school in Worcestershire in the West Midlands. She graduated from the historic University of Bristol …MORE >>

One of the most important tools a chef can have in the kitchen is a quality set of knives. These utensils help you successfully prepare raw foods.

There are a few things to keep in mind before starting a restaurant business. One of the first things you should consider is your equipment. Without the proper equipment, performing your job will be infinitely harder until you decide to invest in certain items for your kitchen. Above all else, you should know the importance of quality knives for restaurants and kitchens, as a kitchen cannot operate efficiently without them.

Help You Avoid Injury

One of the first things to remember when dealing with cutlery is the quality of the instrument that you’re working with. If you fail to invest in …MORE >>

Bress ‘n’ nyam means “bless and eat” in Gullah, a Creole language spoken by African Americans living on the coastline of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In “Bress ‘n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer,” chef/farmer Matthew Raiford pays homage to the cuisine that nourished his family for over a century.

The embossed hardcover features over 100 recipes broken down into six sections: Eart / Earth, De Wata / Water, Fiah / Fire, Win’ / Wind, Sweet’n / Nectar and De Spirits / Spirits. Most seem simple and easy to follow. I love that they use fresh ingredients, herbs and spices from the land once owned by Raiford’s great-great-great-grandfather. Don’t let this deter you from picking up items at your local …MORE >>

Askanya Chocolate

Fall season is officially here. Let’s ease into October together with these wonderful treats and drinks. I’m sure something will tickle your fancy.

Askanya Chocolates

Made in Haiti, these luscious chocolate bars emit a roasted cacao bean smell. I enjoy their rich velvety taste. The bittersweet finish lingers on the tongue with pleasure. Perfect!

Retail price: $6.75 (individual) | $39.50 (variety pack of 6)

Size: 2 ounces


Bai Boost – Watamu Strawberry Watermelon

Fruity. Thirst-quenching. Good. Bai uses Kenyan watermelon and no artificial sweeteners to create this lip-smacking energy beverage. Also available in Buka Black Raspberry and Togo Tangerine Citrus.

Retail price: $1.99

Size: 18 ounces

Available: Target, Kroger, Walmart, CVS, Amazon

Twrl Milk Tea

These delicate teas serve up a nice balance of plant-based milk. Lightly sweetened. Grab …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>>