A celebration of African American cooking with 109 recipes from the National Museum of African American History and Culture's Sweet Home Café. Named a 2019 James Beard Foundation Book Award nominee for best American cookbook; a Food & Wine best cookbook of fall 2018; a Booklist top 10 food book of 2018; an Essence Oct 2018 pick, and more.
Since the 2016 opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, its Sweet Home Café has become a destination in its own right. Showcasing African American contributions to American cuisine, the café offers favorite dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, adding modern flavors and contemporary twists on classics. Now both readers and home cooks can partake of the café's bounty: drawing upon traditions of family and fellowship strengthened by shared meals, Sweet Home Café Cookbook celebrates African American cooking through recipes served by the café itself and dishes inspired by foods from African American culture.