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Nicole Rufus is a food writer and master's student in Food Studies at NYU. You can find her in her kitchen testing new recipes and playing around with West African ingredients.
Latest Posts From Nicole
These Top Chefs Are Putting a Spotlight on Haitian Cuisine
But not without the help of their mothers.
Nov 3, 2022
Make This Grape Tarragon Spritzer from the ‘Black Food’ Cookbook
Bryant Terry’s latest book is a love letter to Black foodways.
Aug 25, 2022
This Dodo Ati Ice Cream Tells the Culinary Story of Kwara State in Nigeria
Dept of Culture chef Ayo Balogun shares the recipe for fried plantains and vanilla ice cream.
Aug 12, 2022
New Spice Blend Shines a Light on the Beauty of Jollof Rice
Abena Foli shares how she brought the flavors of West Africa’s most iconic dish to life.
Jun 9, 2022
Use This Garlicky Jerk Marinade to Flavor Just About Anything
Chef Adrian Forte transports readers to Jamaica in his new cookbook, ‘Yawd.’
Mar 24, 2022
This Black-Owned Oat Milk Company Is Changing the Plant-Based Game
Ghost Town Oats is partnering with coffee shops and allowing drinkers to invest.
Feb 24, 2022
The Best Snacks and Drinks to Buy at a Nigerian Grocery Store
Instant noodles, crunchy fried dough, and malt drinks are at the top of the list.
Feb 18, 2022
Warm Your Soul with This Nigerian Jollof Orzo Soup
Make this cozy twist on a West African classic.
Dec 9, 2021
Warm Up with a Cup of Champurrado, or Hot Chocolate Atole
This masa-based chocolate drink feels like a warm, cozy hug.
Dec 1, 2021
Jamaican and Chinese Food Has More in Common Than You Think
Coconut shrimp toast and callaloo wontons, anyone?
Sep 10, 2021
Mama’s One Sauce Represents the Flavors and Folks of Harlem
Founder Vy Higgensen shares memories from her legendary life.
Aug 10, 2021
‘Top Chef’ Finalist Eric Adjepong Brings West African Dishes to the Grocery Store
The Ghanian-American chef partners with AYO foods brand.
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