MCCN Favorite Blogs: Cuisine Noir Magazine

Cuisine Noir is one classy magazine.  I’m not just saying because they interviewed me  a while back but  is an impressive magazine.  Time to time we link back to our favorite magazines and contributors, Cuisine Noir is one of them.   We are a multi-cultural magazine but they have more of an emphasis on the Black diaspora ranging from African American to the Caribbean chef.  The  food could be from any culture prepared by someone from the African diaspora.  Now, some people just don’t have exposure to Black being much more than African American.  There is a whole continent of cuisine coming from Africa and yes, Egypt is apart of Africa.  There are the Afro-European, multi-racial, Afro-Latino, Caribbean and the African American culinary stories to tell.  Cuisine Noir focuses on the wine, industry, business, travel and celebrity interviews too.  The blog prides itself on being upscale from the evolution of soul food to a more diverse landscape of food. –Crystal A. Johnson, Multiculturalcookingnetwork.com Editor

A few times a year this blog does a print issue.  Check out Cuisine Noir : http://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/

Connecting Cultures Through Food

The best way to get people together to discuss their cultures is through food. “Food is the cross section for communication,” says Crystal A. Johnson, founder and editor-in- chief of the MultiCultural Cooking Network (MCCN).

“I was one of the first people watching cooking shows all day before it was trendy. On the network there weren’t any prominent people of color,” Johnson says. In 2007, she decided to create her own YouTube channel to showcase missing cultures. Since then, MCCN has evolved from a YouTube channel to a Web site that is not just about food. “The MultiCultural Cooking Network isn’t just about cooking food; it’s to create discussion about culture.”

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