WATCH: Nicole A. Taylor and Nikita Richardson on Celebrating Juneteenth with Food
Hosted by Greenlight Bookstore
Watermelon and Red Birds, from acclaimed food writer and long-time friend of Greenlight Nicole A. Taylor, is the first cookbook to fully celebrate Juneteenth. As a master storyteller and cook, Taylor bridges the traditional African-American table and 21st-century flavors in stories and recipes, delivering an essential new cookbook that is both celebratory with the pleasures of good food, and heavy with the weight of history.
Join Greenlight Bookstore for a special Friday evening Brooklyn event—complete with refreshments from the book—to celebrate this new cookbook inspiring home cooks to salute one of the most important American holidays by offering moments of joy all year round. Nicole is in conversation with the luminous Nikita Richardson, a senior staff editor for New York Times Food and Cooking.
Founded in October 2009 by Rebecca Fitting and Jessica Stockton Bagnulo, Greenlight Bookstore is an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York. Combining the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with carefully curated, community-minded events, Greenlight has earned a reputation as a literary destination. Greenlight has continued to serve its community during the COVID-19 pandemic with a diverse array of virtual events, and has been inspired by the movements for racial justice across the country to engage in the work of becoming a more anti-racist company. Learn more at greenlightbookstore.com or check them out @greenlightbklyn.