In search of freedom, we find ourselves
in Our Mothers' Kitchens.


Our Mission

Using the works of Vertamae Smart-Grosvernor, Ntozake Shange, Zora Neale Hurston and Alice Walker, Our Mothers’ Kitchens seeks to introduce black folk to the ways in which these Black female authors intersect food and language as a means of liberation, expression and cultural preservation. Continuing the use of traditions from the African diaspora, where art and life are one, Our Mothers’ Kitchens takes vital steps towards building optimal health, self-awareness and cultural connection through the ritual and art of cooking and storytelling.

When I cook, I never measure or weigh anything; I cook by vibration.
— Vertamae Smart-Grosvener, Vibration Cooking (1970)

Photography provided by Gabrielle Clark