Slavery and Americana in Brazil

Slavery and Americana in Brazil

Hello Meltingpot Readers, It’s been a realllllly long time since I’ve posted here and I deeply apologize. I could spend a reallllly long time trying to make it up to you but who wants to hear me beg and plead for you to give me another chance to be your absolute favorite blog hangout? I’m guessing it’s not you. Instead, I’m just going to continue where I left off, providing you with kick-ass content about parenting, pop culture and identity politics. And speaking of Brazil. No, I really wasn’t speaking…

Black Chefs Rising

Black Chefs Rising

Hello Meltingpot Readers, I just wrote a story for TheGrio.com on rising culinary star, Nilton Borges, Jr. He’s an Afro-Brazilian (which I know can be viewed as redundant) who is making his mark as the executive chef at Amali Restaurant in New York City. Amali is a Mediteranean restaurant, specializing in seasonal, local fare. I really enjoyed talking to Borges because his ‘son of a Black doctor in Brazil with pressure to follow in his father’s footsteps, to restaurant worker in the United States’ story was fascinating. And familiar. Borges said he had two…