Freda DeKnight smiling.


Culinary Arts


Author, Cookbook, Editor, Food Editor, Food Stylist, Food Writer

Freda DeKnight

Chicago, Illinois | 1948

As the first food editor for Ebony magazine, DeKnight presented recipes from across the vast expanse of the African diaspora. Her 1948 cookbook, A Date With A Dish, is considered the first major cookbook written by an African American for an African American audience.

Adopted By Sasha Satoko Thomas