In partnership with Portland Book Festival and Miami’s Overtown Book Festival.
It is long past time to recognize Black excellence in the culinary world the same way it has been celebrated in the worlds of music, sports, literature, film, and the arts. Black cooks and creators have led American culture forward with indelible contributions of artistry and ingenuity from the start, but Black authorship has been consistently erased from the story of American food. The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food is a groundbreaking new cookbook from chef, bestselling author, and TV star Marcus Samuelsson that celebrates contemporary Black cooking and the African diaspora. He’s joined by Dawn Davis, the new editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit and a former vice president and publisher at Simon & Schuster.