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Try These Distinguishing Cocktails To Bring In The New Year!

Tis’ the season to be jolly right! And how can one be jolly without a delicious cocktail/mocktail in hand. What better way to enter the new year than with a drink that adds spice to your typical humdrum midnight toast drink. From grapefruit to coconut, you’ll be astonished at the way you can remix that special cocktail!

Pomegranate Margarita

This cocktail just screams holiday season. It’s red, sweet and easy to make!

You will need your favorite tequila, fresh lime juice, some pomegranate juice and agave nectar.

After you have all ingredients in place you will rub the rim of a tumbler with the lime, then of course dip the glass in a salt:sugar mix. Give all the liquids a hard shake with ice and strain into a glass. Serve on the rocks or without rocks. To add more charm to this cocktail add a lime wheel and some pomegranate seeds!

Grapefruit Mimosa

Grapefruit is infamous for being that go-to winter citrus. And to give the fruit a sophisticated edge to it why not add some bubbly!

This cocktail recipe is very simple. All you need a half a grapefruit and bottle of champagne. Some don’t need sugar for the rim, therefore that ingredient is optional.

Juice the grapefruit and top it off with the champagne! Watch the magic happen with every sip.

French 75

The French 75 is a classic drink yet deserves to be on this list cause it is soooo good! When making this cocktail, most like to use gin. I on the other hand prefer cognac which gives the drink a deeper bronze color.

1.25 oz of Cognac, .25 fresh lemon juice, .25 simple syrup, bottle of champagne anda lemon peel for decoration are the ingredients necessary for this classic drink!

Champagne Margaritas

This cocktail is a sparkling option to a classic drink, The Margarita! It is very festive and easy to make.

All you need for this cocktail is 1/2 cup of fresh lime juice, 1 cup of tequila, 1 bottle of champagne and lime wedges.

Just like a classic margarita you combine the tequila and lime juice together, only difference here is the addition of the champagne. And what is a margarita with out a salted rim!

These drinks put a edgy spin on classics cocktails we all love. With one of these in hand bringing in the new year you’ll be sure to set the tone for the rest of the year.

Lets us here at Black Culinary Expo know which one is you’re favorite!

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Culinary Artist On The Rise, Brittany “MaGa” Williams Shares Her Inspiration for Becoming a Chef

Here at Black Culinary Expo we love food and what we love even more than food is celebrating the people who also have a devotion to it!

Today we are commending a young lady who happens to love food and the joy of preparing it. Brittney Williams who goes by the name of Chef MaGa is a New York City based culinary artist. Growing up in Queens, New York in a Jamaican cultural background it’s no wonder Ms.Williams found her way to the kitchen. In Caribbean households the kitchen is a place where families come together and bond over good-tasting meals!

As we know being a chef is no easy task. Between all of the preparation that one undergoes along with the pressure of pleasing others, being in this industry takes a lot of dedication!

However she has proven her devotion and tenacity by cooking professionally for the past seven years.

Initially Ms. Williams did not embark on her culinary career until she realized normal schooling was not for her. When she enrolled in a culinary arts program and slipped on her white chefs jacket this is when she knew becoming a chef was for her! That gratifying moment of when passion meets purpose is the experience Williams had.

With seven year of experience one can imagine how hard it may be to choose a favorite dish to prepare. For her, that was an easy answer, Jerk Chicken!

Jerk Chicken is a staple dish in Jamaican culture, therefore perfecting it means more than just enjoying the meal. It’s the love, dedication and time that Williams puts into hers that’s makes the outcome so satisfying! The spider the better she would say!

When Brittany is not busy catering an event she’s working on her NYAM Supper Series.

Set to hit Toronto soon, NYAM is an event created to highlight the Caribbean culture through food and conversation. At this series of events guest can anticipate learning about the food through tasting and evaluating. What’s even better about this is enjoying the cuisines with the likes of other people to engage in conversation with!

To find out more about NYAM and how to book Brittany for your next event check her Instagram page! And let her know who you sent you!!

Food/ cuisines, Lifestyle

10 Black Owned New York City Restaurants You Should Visit

With New York being the city that never sleeps, one can imagine the many activities to indulge in while here. Whether you’re a tourist or native New Yorker, not many people can say they’ve seen all the big apple has to offer, especially in terms of food.

For those of you who want to attempt it why not start with some of the city’s black-owned restaurants. Yes, you read that right black owned. Even with gentrification at an all time high there are still places that exist within our communities that feel like home.

Here’s a list of 10 I think are worth visiting at your leisure.

Sweet Science 135 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Located in Willamsburg Brooklyn Sweet Science is known for the serene atmosphere equipped with a bountiful bar. The menu features classic items like the sweet science wings to the Joe Louis Burger. Continue reading “10 Black Owned New York City Restaurants You Should Visit”

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Chef Joe Randall’s Thanksgiving Menu

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MAIN COURSE

Butter-Roasted Turkey with Giblet Pan Gravy

Ingredients

Turkey:

  • 1 whole(s) turkey, rinsed and patted dry, reserving giblets for pan gravy
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground white pepper
  • 1 turkey neck
  • 1 turkey liver
  • 1 turkey heart
  • 1 turkey gizzard
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 quart(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour

 

Continue reading “Chef Joe Randall’s Thanksgiving Menu”

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STUFFING WITH APPLES & SAUSAGE- The Neelys

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Ingredients
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound Italian sausage, casing removed
1 medium onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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EVENT: The Southern Winter White Food and Beverage Show

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About

The Southern Winter White Food & Beverage Show plans to roll¬out the red carpet for attendees and treat them to a unique experience in Atlanta. An indoor event where you can sample foods and drinks from Atlanta’s Black Owned Establishments, Chefs, Bakeries and Beverage Companies along with entertainment and allow attendees to vote for their favorite foods in various categories.
 
Southern Winter White Food & Beverage Show
Event is Dec 15
http://abronetwork.com/southern-winter-white-fbs
TICKETS:  http://southernwinterwhite.eventbrite.com/
 

Our mission has 3-parts. First, to develop an environment that showcases the culinary skills of food service professionals; Second, provide information and guidance for those either wanting to enter the food service industry or to start a business; and Third, to give back to the community by supporting local businesses.