Celebrate Black History Month with This Instagram Potluck

Celebrate Black History Month with This Instagram Potluck

Ariel Knutson
Feb 3, 2017

February is Black History Month, and this year something delicious is brewing to celebrate. Aaron Hutcherson, an editor at Tasting Table and blogger behind The Hungry Hutch, and Meiko, blogger behind Meiko and the Dish, have put together a virtual potluck that will feature new recipes from 28 black food bloggers from around the country (that means a recipe every day).

In a blog post by Hutcherson, he explains the impetus behind the virtual potluck: "I know this is a generalization, but I think it's safe to say that black people have a deep love of food. Though not always widely acknowledged, black food is more than just fried chicken and collard greens (though we love those dishes, too)."

In a blog post by Meiko, she explains the importance of this potluck, given the current political climate. "Right now a celebration of Black History just feels necessary with everything thing that's been going on in the last year," she explains. "If you've ever been to a black family picnic, reunion, or potluck you know how amazing it is to see everyone come together. At the annual picnic everyone's differences go out the door."

The recipes you'll see by searching the #BHMpotluck on Instagram draw inspiration from all over the world. From Southern and Caribbean, to Kenyan and Creole, the bloggers who participated have shown their diverse cultures through their delicious food. There's gluten-free and vegetarian options, too.

If you want to join the virtual potluck — maybe you made one of the recipes, for example — make sure to use the #BHMpotluck tag on Instagram to show it off.

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