Nneka M. Okona

Nneka M. Okona is a Nigerian American freelance writer from and based in Atlanta. Her work focuses on food and travel and how race, culture and history, namely of Black people, intersect with those two themes.
How to Grief-Proof Your Kitchen
Brace yourself to flow with what comes — and to eat what feels right for you. 
Aug 3, 2021
This Juneteenth Is Different
Juneteenth
Rather than quietly acknowledging the day to myself as I’ve always done, I’d like my reverence for Juneteenth to be different this year.
Jun 19, 2020
30-Minute Meals from Around the World
No passport required.
May 24, 2019
This Is the Only Mayonnaise You Should Ever Buy
Every Southerner knows it's true.
May 1, 2019
How to Create Space in Your Life for Consistent Cooking
The more connected we become, the harder it is to find space for consistent cooking. Everyday life means being constantly connected to tons of things and people simultaneously through texts, emails, Tweets, and Facebook and Instagram posts. The same goes with food. It’s far easier to rely on takeout — especially when there’s an easy app that can deliver meals to your door with a click of a button. The thing is, cooking does take an amount of pre-meditation.
Mar 29, 2017