Nicole A. Taylor’s new cookbook, with recipes for Juneteenth and Black celebrations
At Teen Vogue, Jameelah Nasheed provides background: What Is Juneteenth, How Is It Celebrated, and Why Does It Matter?: Even after the end of slavery was declared, the Union had to enforce emancipation. In Texas, approximately 250,000 people were still being held in slavery when, on June 19, 1865, Union troops led by Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston to announce that the war had ended and that all of the enslaved were now free. We know that all around the world, holidays tend to be celebrated with food. But until now, there has not been a cookbook specific to the holiday of Juneteenth. Food writer Nicole A. Taylor and the publishing house of Simon and Schuster have combined to rectify this omission. Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations All-day cook-outs with artful salads, bounteous dessert spreads, and raised glasses of “red drink” are essential to Juneteenth gatherings. In...Read more