Danielle and Gabrielle Davenport

Danielle Davenport and Gabrielle Davenport – two sisters, one an actor and writer and the other a creative producer and curator, both proudly based in Brooklyn, NY – are co-founders of BEM | books & more, a bookstore at the intersection of food and Blackness. Established in January 2021 as an evolving project, BEM is proud to serve as a home for readers, writers, cooks, and eaters passionate about Black cultures in all their diversity. Taking an expansive approach to the nexus of food, literature, and culture, BEM celebrates Black food by bringing works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry where food appears into conversation with cookbooks and culinary studies in an exploration of how what feeds us defines us. Find BEM online at bembrooklyn.com, on Instagram @bembrooklyn, and in person at MOFAD’s African/American: Making the Nation’s Table exhibition through June 2022.
Pierre Thiam’s Moringa and Kale Supergreens Soup
The definition of comfort.
Feb 1, 2022
Jenné Claiborne’s Harlem Caviar: Black-Eyed Pea Salad
This salad comes together in just 15 minutes.
Feb 1, 2022
Power, Autonomy, and Richness: The Legacy of Plant-Based Eating in the African Diaspora
Plant-based eating is an important part of our diasporic culinary heritage — ingredients, preparations, flavors, and techniques bond and distinguish us through time and place.
Feb 1, 2022
Todd Richards’ Hoecakes
The addition of popcorn makes these hoecakes extra special.
Feb 1, 2022