About

Roots Cuisine is an exploration of the food, people, and of course, culture of the  people of the global African Diaspora written by Chicago-based food writer and author Rachel Finn. I have a passionate interest in the food and culture of the African Diaspora. I have been published in Gastronomica, the Chicago Sun-Times, The Root, and the Seattle Weekly to name a few. I research, write about, cook, and eat the food of the regions throughout the Diaspora in the Americas where afro-descendants have mixed into and left indelible marks the cultures and cuisines of the countries in which they settled.

I have always been incredibly interested in culture, history, and foodways.  Food became a passion after living in Paris and eating my first Algerian pastry.  With that first bite,  my life changed and I  embarked upon an immensely satisfying journey becoming a food writer whose path I still find myself on today.

Exploring Diaspora has helped me further define aspects of my own identity and culture.

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4 responses to “About

  1. Naomi Smtih

    Hi Rachel,

    I just wanted to let you know there is someone out here in Seattle Blogging about the African Diaspora food: http:seattlemexicanfoodblog.typepad.com

  2. Hi, Naomi. Thanks for the comment. I am really interested in learning more about Afro-Mexico! I lived in Seattle for two years, wish I’d known about you then..

    Thanks again!

  3. Hello,I think this is a great blog and hope to meet you one day.Please check out our blog which will be updated sooner than later and tell us what you think.
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  4. Thanks, Eric.

    Please make sure you visit at http://rootscuisine.org. That is the new home of this site where you’ll find further information about Roots Cuisine the organization and new posts. It would be great to talk about what you’re doing some time too. Thanks again for stopping by!

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