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Celebrating the rich cuisine of Africa and its diaspora by documenting the legacy of traditional home cooking, while amplifying the evolution of its vibrant food culture.

About The Jikoni Recipe Archive

We are a non-profit dedicated to curating a recipe archive where home cooks and enthusiasts alike can learn and cook the recipes of Africa and its diaspora.


We want to create a space to learn about culture through the lens of food, while preserving traditional recipes and amplifying emerging culinary talent.


Sourced by community members from Africa and its diaspora, our online recipe database will document traditional staples from across the continent that may be lost to a fading oral tradition. 

Get a taste of what's to come: 

A Haitian American girl is smiling and holding a bowl of Soup Joumou, the national dish of Haiti


Our unique food experiences program: gives our supporters a hands-on taste of the foods and cultures we want to preserve, providing local chefs with a platform to showcase their culinary culture in a personal setting.

Haitian Soup Joumou

by Jasmine Crawford

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Learn how you can help us make a change and preserve Africa's rich culinary history.

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