Let’s get ready to celebrate Juneteenth with a blog takeover of delicious and savory Juneteenth recipes. We’re sharing some of the best recipes you can find on the internet from our Black culinary friends, featuring recipes you can make to celebrate Juneteenth. From appetizers to drinks, there’s something on this list for everyone!
The Ultimate List of Juneteenth Recipes
Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth celebration is in full effect! And it’s all about celebrating the emancipation of all slaves held in Union-controlled states. President Lincoln signed the famous Emancipation Proclamation of January 1, 1863. However, African-American slaves in Texas didn’t hear the good news until June 19, 1865, nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was issued. And so we celebrate!
We celebrate how we always celebrate by sending up a prayer for our ancestors! We celebrate with traditional African influenced dancing! And of course, we celebrate by eating lots of delicious food and drink. So many of our favorite soul food recipes are apart of a proper Juneteenth celebration too! Like black-eye peas, red velvet cake, strawberry soda, hibiscus punch, sweet juicy watermelon, yams, collard greens, and okra. But it doesn’t stop there because our African descendants have deep roots in nearly every quarter of America, and you will see this diversity reflected in the foods we prepare for this yearly summertime celebration. So, let’s collectively pour a libation for those who came before us and come together to celebrate the heartfelt occasion and join with us as we kick-off a very HAPPY JUNETEENTH!
We’re getting ready to celebrate Juneteenth, and no self-respecting Juneteenth party can go down without a traditional strawberry soda drink made with homemade strawberry syrup. This weekend we’ll be hosting our first annual Juneteenth celebration, and we’re so excited to spend time with our family + friends surrounded by delicious food!
The Ultimate List of Juneteenth Recipes To Make For Your Cookout
We’ve joined up with other Black culinary creatives to present the ultimate list of recipes to make for your Juneteenth celebration. In this 2020 Juneteenth Cookout takeover, you’ll find traditional recipes, new twists on classic recipes, vegan, gluten-free, paleo, keto, and whole 30 recipes as well! Use #JUNETEENTHCOOKOUT to find more recipes and Black bloggers sharing their stories surrounding food and Juneteenth.