Last September, The Global Food and Drink Initiative released a special edition of Cuisine Noir Magazine in print, the first one in over four years.
The issue features actress, food maven and author Tia Mowry-Hardrict on the cover with never before told stories of trials and triumphs from global business owners inside. “COVID-19 truly changed the world and how businesses operated. We know that the impact on businesses by people of color were impacted even more because of the hardships they often faced around financial support as well as needed resources prior to. Our team put together an amazing issue with stories you won’t be able to read online or anywhere else. They are truly empowering and inspirational,” says V. Sheree Williams, executive director for The Global Food and Drink Initiative and publisher of Cuisine Noir Magazine.
A peek inside the issue includes a look at how restaurants Breaking Bread in Baltimore and Lucille’s and Alfreda’s Soul food, both in Houston, pivoted to stay open during a time of uncertainty. Readers will also read about how the pandemic shut down one of the most iconic festivals in the world, Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.
Readers are also teased with new food and drink recipes and introduced to Black-owned businesses that launched products during the pandemic and are thriving today.
“This issue is so powerful in that we tried our best to touch as many places around the globe where our Black brothers and sisters are to tell their stories. I don’t think any other publication has done this which continues to make our work important and necessary,” says Williams.
Cuisine Noir’s special print issue is $5.99 and is available in hard copy for in-home delivery or for purchase and download via ISSUU for $5.99 as well. Issues are available while copies last.
To purchase, go to https://www.cuisinenoirmag.com/print.