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A Juneteenth celebration
Culinary traditions

A Juneteenth celebration

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of the last enslaved people in the US in 1865. This is a deeply important event for many Black people and an important moment in American history. Join Pinterest and The Creative Collective NYC for Juneteenth Traditions, a celebration of Juneteenth through the lens of Black Creators, highlighting their stories, recipes and a range of culinary content. Get inspired by a series of live sessions and Idea Pins to discover personal perspectives and traditions on Juneteenth and how to celebrate with delicious food and drinks.

Live Sessions

Tune in to Live Sessions to hear personal stories and watch how Pinterest creators are celebrating Juneteenth by clicking through on the video below.

Sicily Sierra

Chef, restaurateur and serial entrepreneur, Sicily Sierra celebrates her family’s storied heritage through her cooking. After opening multiple restaurants, she continues to serve in the name of community, liberation, joy and nostalgia from her kitchen.

Derrell Smith

Former NFL player and advertising producer turned culinary entrepreneur, Derrell Smith began his food career after winning a meatball competition in 2016, leading him to found 99EATS. Paying homage to his own grandmother through food, Derrell has made it his mission to connect people through culinary experiences.
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WHAT JUNETEENTH MEANS TO ME
Chef Derrell Smith
Chef Derrell Smith
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Alexandra Hill

Alexandra “Ally” Hill’s love for food runs in the family. Her passion for cooking comes from her mother, who instilled the importance of sharing a meal with the family every night. Ally shares a piece of her heritage with her followers with family-inspired recipes cooked from the heart.
my fried whiting fish sandwich with homemade tarter sauce!
Alex Hill
Alex Hill
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Happy Juneteenth! What does Juneteenth mean to you?!
Alex Hill
Alex Hill
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Meiko Temple

Meiko Temple’s life-long love affair with cooking began when she was just 6 years old, sharing meals with her family and learning culinary secrets from her great-grandmother. Her flavor-packed interpretations of classic comfort favorites are surprising and leave us hungry for more.
The Most Epic BBQ Grazing Board
Meiko and The Dish | Easy Comfort Food Recipes
Meiko and The Dish | Easy Comfort Food Recipes
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Amber Mayfield

The brains behind While Entertaining—an annual publication focused on celebrating how the Black community influences how we eat, gather and live—Amber Mayfield is a creative event host. She brings her new perspectives, fresh flavors and thoughtful anecdotes to the dinner table.
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Lani Halliday

Lani Halliday is a Brooklyn-based food artist, baker, mom, founder and owner of Brutus Bakeshop, a gluten-free cake and pastry company. Lani’s work, much like her own story, is all about trial and error—learning from mistakes, leading with love and baking for yourself.
Refreshing and Supportive Juneteenth Red Drink by Lani Halliday of Brutus Bakeshop
Lani Halliday
Lani Halliday
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Kelis

Whether she's dominating Billboard charts or developing the menu for a pop-up restaurant, singer-songwriter and chef Kelis creates from the heart. Her musical and culinary chops both make vibrant statements that match her bold soul. While her songs are certified jams, her dishes are eye-catching and full of flavor—a savory sensation for tastebuds all around.
Kelis’ Strawberry BBQ Rub! 😋
Kelis
Kelis
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