BLACK FOODIE WKND is devoted to the joy of eating outdoors, and celebrating Black cultures through African, Carribean, Afro-Latinx and Southern food. Park, beach, forest, backyard—join in wherever you are, and share your dishes on social media with #BFPD and #BLACKFOODIEWKND to connect with Black Foodies from all over the world.
On Saturday July 24th, Black Foodie will be holding a Picnic day, followed by Sunday’s Cookout. Throughout the weekend, food bloggers and influencers will be sharing picnic do’s and don’ts, trips and tricks, and must-haves for successful picnics and cookouts. Make your own dish, or order takeout from a Black-owned restaurant.
“Picnicking is not seen as something Black people do or take part in. We want to change that with BLACK FOODIE WKND” explains Elle Asiedu, CEO and Editor-in-Chief at Black Foodie. “We want to encourage and empower Black foodies everywhere to take up space, be joyful and enjoy their favourite Afro-Caribbean finger food outdoors. The outdoors belongs to everyone, and so should picnics and cookouts. BFPD truly aims to redefine what is considered a picnic and who can partake in them”.
Check out Black Foodie’s Instagram and website for recipes and be sure to snap photos of your picnic and use hashtags #BFPD and #BLACKFOODIEWKND. For added inspiration, watch the High on the Hog on Netflix, a stunning docu-series that explores how African cuisine has influenced and transformed food in America.
“As cities across North America start to reopen, BLACK FOODIE WKND will offer a safe and fun way to reconnect and do what we missed most: share a meal outside,” says Eden Hagos, Founder and Creative Director at Black Foodie. “It’s been quite the year and a half, and we thought it essential to offer Black foodies an opportunity to get back to cookouts and enjoy our incredible culture.”