As a meals author and three-time cookbook writer, Taylor revealed that she by no means anticipated to write down this specific cookbook. “I am a Southerner, however I am not from Texas,” she defined. After years of Juneteenth celebrations in Brooklyn, NY, and her house of Athens, GA, Taylor’s agent continued to nudge her in direction of cookbook protection, nevertheless it wasn’t till 2020 that the concept actually blossomed.
“The entire time, at the back of my thoughts, I used to be not feeling assured that I may pull it off,” she mentioned. “However sadly and proudly, after the 2020 summer season uprisings with all the sorrow and the ache that we as Individuals and notably Black Individuals have been experiencing, I knew to deal with it centering Black pleasure and Black celebrations. And Juneteenth can be an ideal information.”