So, what’s with the name?
We get this question…a lot. We came up with the name to embrace and reclaim what it meant to be Black. When you think about it, anything associated with the word black is often considered negative or outside of what’s “normal” (i.e. black sheep, blackout, blackmail, etc). However, instead of shying away from our identities, we embrace our cultural differences (hence the name), while pushing to have our voices heard within the larger world of food media. While it’s easier to retreat to what we know and are familiar with, we decided to create a platform for people like us, who are adventurous and curious about what the world has to offer.
Our team consists of folks from Latin America, Caribbean and African Diaspora. We’re children of immigrants and migrants, so our food will always be home and our cradle of comfort. While we’re proud of our origins and you’ll see plenty of representation on the site, we wanted to challenge ourselves. To us, it’s more than just food and culture – it’s willingly putting ourselves out there and not being afraid of exploring the world around us, no matter how uncomfortable it may seem at first. We’re looking for our tribe, for those who are not afraid of changing the status quo – willing to join us for the ride?