This list of more than 55 cookbooks by Black authors shows how significant their voices and work are to the foundation and innovation of the food culture we have today.

I’m committed to supporting, listening, learning and sharing the voices and work of Black people and people of color here on Zestful Kitchen. I hope you will join me in celebrating these inspiring individuals and their work in the food world and beyond.

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Want to start the conversation with your kids? Check out my list of more than 10 Children’s Books that Celebrate Diversity in Food & Culture.

More than 55 Cookbooks by Black Authors

If there is a book you believe should be on this list, email me at lauren(at)zestfulkitchen(dot)com and I will get it added!

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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  1. Searching for Black authored Cookbooks for children. Need books that families with young children can prepare foods/meals together. Of course, recipes should be as healthy as possible. Thank you.