diaspora: the movement, migration, or scattering of a people away from an established or ancestral homeland

Dishes of the Diaspora was formed by culinary artist Pascale Boucicaut and photographer Adachi Pimentel - to preserve and share the traditional heritage cooking, storytelling, and history of the African Diaspora. 

In its first year, Dishes of the Diaspora was funded by The Leeway Foundation to document the work of ten incomparable Afro-descendant cooks in Philadelphia. This year of cooking will culminate in an exhibition of work, on display at the Philadelphia Folklore Project beginning October 2016. 

Stay tuned for upcoming project updates, announcements, and news, as Dishes of the Diaspora continues in Philadelphia and beyond.




produced by  Pascale Boucicaut

photographed by  Adachi Pimentel

supported by The Leeway Foundation