By Alexander Smalls, JJ Johnson, and Veronica Chambers.

Based in Harlem, New York, chefs Alexander Smalls and JJ Johnson have taken a unique approach to the Afro-Asian-American flavor profile, exploring African diaspora while meeting with chefs of color over the course of three decades. Presented in over 100 recipes, African, Asian, and African-American influences go far beyond “soul food’ or “fusion” to present the intersection of the Asian and African diaspora in modern cuisine.