Rachel Ama and the Trouble with Apolitical Food
The rising vegan YouTube star treads carefully around the tangled politics of race and veganism. For her, making accessible plant-based recipes is a form of activism.
Jollof Box Wants to Be the Next Leon
Despite missing out on a 'Dragons' Den' investment, Matthew Omeye-Howell hopes to make his West African food business the next Leon: “It’s authentic but everyone can enjoy it.”
The Hidden Iconography in Jamaican Easter Food
From steamed fish and hard dough to bun and cheese, traditional Jamaican Easter food reflects the country’s rich and complex Christian history.
How Roti Helped These London Chefs Reconnect with Their Caribbean Roots
"I had to step out my house to find my Caribbean culture."
Inside Japan's Surprising But Thriving Jamaican Food Scene
Bob Marley’s 1979 tour of Japan sparked underground interest in Jamaican culture—and food. I met some of Japan’s reggae super fans who started their own Caribbean food spots.
This Nigerian Harvest Festival Celebrates the Yam in All Its Glory
Every year, hundreds gather to sample traditional Nigerian dishes at London’s annual Iri-ji New Yam Festival, a celebration of the yam crop in Igboland.
North London's Beloved Latinx Market Is Under Threat From Gentrification
Tottenham’s Latin Village is at risk of being turned into flats—but the local Latin American community is fighting back.
West African food
How a New Generation Is Building on Britain's Long History of West African Food
And why there’s so much more to explore, from Nigerian egusi soup and Ghanaian kelewele to Senegalese thieboudienne.
Meet the New Faces of Jamaican Veganism
Vegan food was once the remit of small Rasta Ital shacks, but a new wave of plant-based eating is emerging in Jamaica.
It’s Not Jerk Chicken Unless It’s Cooked in a Jerk Drum
Fashioned from disused oil barrels and fired up on front lawns, beachside bars, and bootleg markets, Jamaica’s jerk drums are almost as iconic as the chicken.
No One Hustles Harder Than Jamaica’s Roadside Food Shack Owners
Faced with expensive building materials and prohibitive business loan costs, food entrepreneurs in Jamaica set up makeshift restaurants on the side of roads and home driveways.
British Food Wouldn’t Be the Same without the Windrush Generation
Early Caribbean migrants helped rebuild Post-War Britain’s healthcare and transport systems, but they also revolutionised its food scene. Now, this pioneering generation faces deportation due to newly tightened immigration policy.