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In addition to the A Taste of African Heritage cooking classes we organize around the country, Oldways has put together a number of additional resources for everyone interested in African heritage and health. Check them out below!

African Heritage & Health Newsletter

The goal of our newletter is to get you dancing in your kitchen and singing in your grocery aisles. Each edition will share new African Heritage & Health program updates, recipes, health studies, and a celebration of the healthy, delicious foods of African heritage. We hope you’ll join the Oldways community!

Plates of Expression

To put the African Heritage Diet Pyramid on the plate, we have compiled a group of 12 Plates of Expression with the help of African Heritage culinary scholar Jessica Harris. These dishes are both the culinary expressions of the Pyramid and the cultural expressions of each of the four distinct regions of African Heritage.

OASIS (Oldways Africana Soup In Stories) 

OASIS (Oldways Africana Soup In Stories) is a celebratory anthology of culturally-informed soup recipes that seeks to foster and expand conversation about nutritional knowledge and Black women’s wellness. In this sampler of 20 stories from cooks, chefs, researchers, storytellers, foodies, farmers, nutritionists, historians, activists, food blogger, and wellness workers, Dr. Stephanie Evans of Clark Atlanta University and the Oldways African Heritage & Health leadership team present personal vignettes and recipes that explore identity, geography, health, and self-care from across the African Diaspora. We hope that you enjoy reading this collection as much we loved putting it together.

African Heritage Recipes

If you’ve never tried an authentic African heritage meal from Africa, the Caribbean, South America, or the American South before, then now is the perfect time to discover why its savory flavors and naturally healthy features make African heritage cuisine the next big food trend. Check out our recipes page, and start experimenting in your own kitchen!

Interviews with Experts in African Heritage Cuisine

Q&A with Toni Tipton-Martin

Oldways hosts a special Q&A discussion with African Heritage & Health advisor Toni Tipton-Martin. Toni Tipton-Martin is a two-time James Beard Award winning author of The Jemima Code and Jubilee, and the editor-in-chief of Cook’s Country.

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Q&A with Pierre Thiam

Oldways hosts a special Q&A with Chef Pierre Thiam. Pierre Thiam is a cookbook author, restaurateur of Teranga, and a social entrepreneur & culinary ambassador. 

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Q&A with Bryant Terry


We caught up with Bryant Terry—a James Beard & NAACP Image Award-winning chef, educator, and author, and editor-in-chief of 4 Color Books—to talk about his new book, Black Food, and African Heritage food traditions from the African Diaspora.

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A Conversation with Tambra Raye

A conversation with African Heritage & Health Advisory Board Member Tambra Raye Stevenson. Honored as the 2014 “Nutrition Hero” by Food & Nutrition Magazine, Tambra Raye is an inspiring speaker, nutrition justice advocate, and consultant. She is the founder and CEO of Women Advancing Nutrition, Dietetics, and Agriculture (WANDA), and a National Geographic Traveler of the Year. 

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A Conversation with Thérèse Nelson